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OWNERS MANUAL

KODA Octavia

Preface
You have opted for a KODA our sincere thanks for your confidence in us.
The description of the vehicle operation, important information about safety, vehicle care, maintenance and self-help, as well as technical vehicle data, are included in this Owner's Manual.
The operation of some functions and vehicle systems is carried out via Infotainment.
Please do not read just this manual, but also the Infotainment Owner's Manual carefully as well. Operation in accordance with the two instruction manuals is a prerequisite for the correct use of the vehicle.
When using the vehicle, the general binding country-specific legal requirements (e.g. transporting
children, deactivating the airbag, tyre use, road traffic, etc.) must always be observed.
We hope you enjoy driving your KODA, and wish you a pleasant journey at all times.
Your KODA AUTO a.s. (hereinafter referred to as KODA or manufacturer)

Service interval display


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Table of Contents
On-board literature

Notes

Structure and more information about the


Owner's Manual

Abbreviations
Safety
Passive Safety
General information
Correct and safe seated position

8
8
8

Seat belts
Using seat belts
Inertia reel and belt pretensioners

11
11
13

Airbag system
Description of the airbag system
Airbag overview
Deactivating airbags

14
14
15
19

Transporting children safely


Child seat
Fastening elements

20
20
23

Using the system


Cockpit
Overview

27
26

Instruments and warning lights


Instrument cluster
Warning lights

28
28
31

Information system
Driver information system
Driving data (Multifunction display)
MAXI DOT display

Table of Contents

40
40
41
44

49
50

Unlocking and opening


Unlocking and locking
Anti-theft alarm system
Luggage compartment lid
Electric boot lid
Window operations
Panorama sliding/tilting roof

53
53
58
59
60
61
64

Lights and visibility


Lights
Interior lights
Visibility
Windscreen wipers and washers
Rear mirror

67
67
74
76
77
79

Seats and head restraints


Seats and head restraints
Seat features

81
81
85

Transporting and practical equipment


Useful equipment
Multimedia holder
Luggage compartment and transport of
cargo
Variable loading floor in the luggage
compartment (Estate)
Net partition
Roof rack

89
89
99

Heating and ventilation


Heating, manual air conditioning system,
Climatronic
Auxiliary heating (auxiliary heating and
ventilation)

100
107
109
110
112
112
117

Driving
Starting-off and Driving
Starting and stopping the engine using the
key
Starting and stopping the engine at the push
of the button
START-STOPsystem
Brakes and parking
Manual shifting of gears and pedals
Automatic gearbox
Running-in and economical driving
Avoiding damage to your vehicle

120

Assist systems
General information
Braking and stabilisation systems
OFF ROAD-mode
Parking aid (ParkPilot)
Rear View Camera
Park Assist
Cruise Control System
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
Front Assist
Selection of the driving mode (Driving Mode
Selection)
Proactive passenger protection (Crew Protect
Assist)
Lane Departure Warning (Lane Assist)
Traffic sign recognition
Fatigue detection
Tyre pressure monitoring

135
135
135
138
140
143
144
148
150
155

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160
162
164
165

Hitch and trailer


Hitch
Trailer

167
167
172

120
122
124
126
128
129
132
134

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General Maintenance

Technical data

Care and maintenance


Service work, adjustments and technical
alterations
Washing vehicle
Cleaning vehicle exterior
Interior care

178
178
181
182
186

Inspecting and replenishing


Fuel
Engine compartment
Engine oil
Coolant
Brake fluid
Vehicle battery

189
189
194
197
198
200
201

Wheels
Tyres and wheel rims
Winter operation

205
205
209

Technical data
Basic vehicle data
Vehicle-specific information depending on
engine type

236
236
244

Index

Do-it-yourself
Emergency equipment, and self-help
Emergency equipment
Changing a wheel
Puncture repair kit
Jump-starting
Towing the vehicle
Remote control
Emergency unlocking/locking
Replacing windscreen wiper blades

211
211
213
217
219
220
223
224
225

Fuses and light bulbs


Fuses
Bulbs

226
226
230

Table of Contents

On-board literature
You will always find this Owner's Manual and the Service plan in the on-board
literature for your vehicle.
Depending on the equipment, the on-board literature may also include the Infotainment Owner's Manualand in some countries also the brochure On the
road.

On the move brochure


The On-the-road brochure contains the importer's customer service number
and the service number in the individual countries, as well as the emergency
numbers.
Online user manuals

Owners Manual
This Owner's Manual applies to all body variants of the vehicle and all related
model versions as well as all equipment levels.
This Owner's Manual describes all possible equipment variants without identifying them as special equipment, model variants or market-dependent equipment variants. Consequently, this vehicle does not contain all of the equipment components described in this Owner's Manual.
The level of equipment in your vehicle refers to your purchase contract for the
vehicle. For questions regarding the scope of equipment, please contact a
KODA Partner.
The illustrations in this Owner's Manual are for illustrative purposes only. The
illustrations can differ in minor details from your vehicle; they are only intended to provide general information.
KODA AUTO a.s. pursues a policy of constant product and model development. Changes to the scope of delivery with regard to design, equipment and
technology are therefore possible at any time. The information listed in this
Owner's Manual corresponds to the information available at the time of going
to press.
Therefore legal claims cannot be made based on the technical data, illustrations and information contained in this Owner's Manual.
We recommend that web pages that are referred to in this Owner's Manual are
displayed using the classic view. Not all necessary information may be displayed correctly if the mobile view is chosen.
Service plan
The service plan includes the documentation of the vehicle handover and information relating to the warranty and service events.
Infotainment Owner's Manual
The Infotainment Owner's Manual contains a description of the Infotainment
service and possibly also some functions and vehicle systems.

On-board literature

Fig. 1
Using this QR code, the web page with a model overview of the KODA brand
is opened.
The page can also be accessed by entering the following address in the web
browser.
http://www.skoda-auto.com/en/mini-apps/owners-manuals/
Select
Select
Select

the desired model - a menu for the user manuals is displayed.


the construction period as well as the language.
the desired manual - it can be displayed either online or in pdf format.

Notes

Note
Texts with this symbol contain additional information.

Terms used
The on-board literature contains the following terms relating to the service
work for your vehicle.
Specialist - Workshop - a workshop that carries out specialist service tasks
for KODA vehicles. A specialist can be a KODA Partner, a KODA Service Partner, or an independent workshop.
KODA service partner - a workshop that has been contractually authorized
by the manufacturer or its sales partner to perform service tasks on
KODA vehicles and to sell KODA Genuine Parts.
KODA partner - a company that has been authorized by the manufacturer
or its sales partner to sell new KODA vehicles and, when applicable, to
service them using KODA Genuine Parts and sell KODA Genuine Parts.
Explanation of symbols
An overview of the symbols used in the Owner's Manual and a brief explanation of their meanings.

Reference to the introductory module of a chapter with important information and safety warnings
Continuation of the module on the next page
Situations in which the vehicle must be stopped as soon as possible
Trademark
Telephone operation in the MAXI DOT display
Text display in the segment display

WARNING
Texts with this symbol draw attention to threats of a serious accident, injury or loss of life.
CAUTION
Texts with this symbol draw attention to the risk of vehicle damage or possible
inoperability of some systems.
For the sake of the environment
Texts with this symbol contain information on environmental protection as
well as tips for economical operation.

Notes

Structure and more information about the Owner's


Manual
Structure of the manual
The Owner's Manual is hierarchically divided into the following areas.

Section (e.g. Safety) - the title of the Section is always indicated at the lower
left-hand side
Main chapter (e.g. Airbag system) - the title of the main chapter is always
indicated at the lower right-hand side
Chapter (e.g. Airbag overview)
Introduction to the topic Module Overview within the chapter, introductory information about the chapter content, if necessary, valid for
the entire chapter notes
Module (e.g. Front airbags)

Information search
When searching for information in the Owner's Manual, we recommend using
the Index at the end of the manual.
Direction indications
All direction indications such as left, right, front and rear relate to the
forward direction of travel of the vehicle.
Units of measurement
The volume, weight, speed and length data is given in metric units, unless otherwise indicated.
Display
In this Owner's Manual, the screen on the MAXI DOT display is used as the display illustration, unless specified otherwise.

Structure and more information about the Owner's Manual

Abbreviations
Abbreviation
rpm

Definition
Engine revolutions per minute

Abbreviation
Nm
TDI CR

Definition
Newton meter, measuring unit for the engine torque
Diesel engine with turbo charging and common-rail injection
system

ABS

Anti-lock brake system

TSA

Trailer stabilisation

ACC

Adaptive cruise control

TSI

Petrol engine with turbo charging and direct injection

AG

Automatic gearbox

VIN

Vehicle identification number

AGM

Vehicle battery type

TCS

Traction control

Wi-Fi

Wireless data network

CNG

compressed natural gas

XDS

Functional expansion of the electronic differential lock

CO2

Carbon dioxide

COC

Declaration of conformity

DPF

Diesel particle filter

DSG

Automatic double clutch gearbox

DSR

Active driver-steering recommendation

EDL

Electronic differential lock

ECE

Economic Commission for Europe

EPC

EPC fault light

ESC

Electronic Stability Control

RD

Rim depth

EU

European Union

G-TEC
GSM

Labelling for natural gas vehicles


Global System for Mobile communications

HBA

Hydraulic brake assist

HHC

Uphill start assist

KESSY
kW

keyless unlocking, starting and locking


Kilowatt, measuring unit for output

LED

Lighting element type

MCB

Multi-collision brake

MG

Manual gearbox

MPI

Gasoline engine with a multi-point fuel injection

N1

Watt, unit of power

Panel van intended exclusively or mainly for the transportation of goods


Abbreviations

Protect

children in suitable child seats with correctly fastened seat belts


page 20, Transporting children safely.
Adopt the correct seated position page 8, Correct and safe seated position. Tell your passengers to assume the correct seated position.

Safety
Passive Safety
General information

Driving safety

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Before setting off
Driving safety

8
8

In this section of the instructions you will find important information, tips and
notes on the subject of passive safety.
We have combined everything here which you should be familiar with, for example, regarding seat belts, airbags, safety of children and anything similar.
You will find further information on safety, which concerns you and those travelling with you, in the following chapters of this Owner's Manual.
The complete on-board literature should therefore always be in the vehicle.
This applies in particular, if you rent out or sell the vehicle.

Before setting off


For your own safety and the safety of the people travelling with you, please
pay attention to the following points before setting off.
Ensure that the lighting and the turn signal system are functioning properly.
Ensure that the function of the wipers and the condition of the wiper blades
are free of any defects.
Ensure that all of the windows offer good visibility to the outside.
Adjust the rear-view mirror so that vision to the rear is guaranteed.
Ensure that the mirrors are not covered.
Check the tyre inflation pressure.
Check the engine oil, brake fluid and coolant level.
Secure all items of luggage.
Do not exceed the permissible axle loads and permissible gross weight of the
vehicle.
Close all doors as well as the bonnet and boot lid.
Ensure that no objects can obstruct the pedals.

Safety

The driver is fully responsible for himself and passengers, especially children. If
your driving safety is effected, you place yourself and the oncoming traffic at
risk.
The following guidelines must therefore be observed.
Do not become distracted from concentrating on the traffic situation, (e.g. by
your passengers or mobile phone calls).
Never drive when your driving ability is impaired, (e.g. due to medication, alcohol or drugs).
Keep to the traffic regulations and the permissible speed limit.
Always adjust the driving speed to the road, traffic and weather conditions.
Take regular breaks on long journeys (at least every two hours).
The following list contains instructions for the Passenger which, if not observed, may cause serious injuries or death.
Do not lean against the dash panel.
Do not put your feet on the dash panel.
The following list contains instructions for all Passengers which, if not observed, may cause serious injuries or death.
Do not sit only on the front area of the seat.
Do not sit facing to the side.
Do not lean out of the window.
Do not put your limbs out of the window.
Do not put your feet on the seat upholstery.

Correct and safe seated position

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Correct seat position of the driver
Adjusting the steering wheel position
Correct seated position for the front passenger
Correct seated position for the passengers in the rear seats

9
9
10
10

WARNING
The front seats and all head restraints must be adjusted to match the
body size at all times and the seat belt must always be fastened properly to
provide the most effective levels of protection to the passengers.
Each occupant must correctly fasten the seat belt belonging to the seat.
Children must be fastened page 20, Transporting children safely with a
suitable restraint system.
By sitting incorrectly, the occupant is risking life-threatening injuries.
The seat backrests must not be tilted too far back when driving, as this
will impair the function of the seat belts and of the airbag system risk of
injury!

Adjust the head restraint so that the top edge of the head restraint is at
the same level as the upper part of your head C Fig. 2 (not for seats
with integrated head restraint).
Correctly fasten the seat belt page 11, Using seat belts.

Correct seat position of the driver

Fig. 2 Correct seated position for the driver/correct steering wheel position

Read and observe

WARNING
Always assume the correct seated position before setting off and do not
change this position while driving. Also advise your passengers to adopt
the correct seated position and not to change this position while the car is
moving.
Maintain a distance of at least 25 cm from the steering wheel, and a distance of at least 10 cm between the legs and the dash panel at the height
of the knee airbag. Not maintaining this minimum distance will mean that
the airbag system will not be able to properly protect you hazard!
When driving, hold the steering wheel with both hands firmly on the outer edge in the 9 o'clock and 3 o'clock position Fig. 2. Never hold the
steering wheel in the 12 o'clock position or in any other way (e.g. in the
middle, inner edge of the steering wheel or similar). In such cases, you
could severely injure the arms, hands and head when the driver airbag is
deployed.
Ensure that there are no objects in the driver's footwell as they may get
caught behind the pedals when driving or applying the braking. You would
then no longer be able to operate the clutch, brake or acceleration pedals.

Adjusting the steering wheel position

on page 9 first.

For your own safety and to reduce the risk of injury in the event of an accident,
the following instructions must be observed.
Adjust the drivers seat in the forward/back direction so that the pedals
can be fully depressed with slightly bent legs.
For vehicles with driver knee air-bag adjust the driver's seat in a forward/back direction so that there is a gap of at least 10 cm between the
legs and the dash panel in the vicinity of the knee airbag - B Fig. 2.
Adjust the seat backrest so that the highest point of the steering wheel
can be reached with your arms at a slight angle.
Adjust the steering wheel so that the distance A between the steering
wheel and your chest is at least 25 cm Fig. 2.

Fig. 3 Adjusting the steering wheel position

Read and observe

on page 9 first.

The height and forward/back position of the steering wheel can be adjusted.
Passive Safety

Swivel the safety lever under the steering wheel in the direction of arrow

Fig. 3.
Adjust the steering wheel to the desired position. The steering wheel can be
adjusted in the direction of arrow 2 .
Pull the safety lever in the direction of arrow 3 to the stop.
WARNING
Never adjust the steering wheel when the vehicle is moving only when
the vehicle is stationary!
The safety lever must be locked so that the steering wheel cannot accidentally change position risk of accident!

Correct seated position for the front passenger

Read and observe

on page 9 first.

For passenger safety and to reduce the risk of injury in an accident, the following instructions must be observed.
Position the front passenger seat back as far as possible. The front passenger must maintain a distance of at least 25 cm to the dash panel so
that the airbag offers the greatest possible safety if it is deployed.
Adjust the head restraint so that the top edge of the head restraint is at
the same level as the upper part of your head C Fig. 2 on page 9 (not for
seats with integrated head restraint).
Correctly fasten the seat belt page 11.
In exceptional cases the front passenger airbag can be deactivated
page 19, Deactivating airbags.
WARNING
Maintain a distance of at least 25 cm to the dash panel. Not maintaining
this minimum distance will mean that the airbag system will not be able to
properly protect you - hazard!
Always keep your feet in the footwell when the car is being driven never place your feet on the instrument panel, out of the window or on the
surface of the seats! You will be exposed to increased risk of injury if it becomes necessary to apply the brake or in the event of an accident. If an airbag is deployed, you could suffer fatal injuries by adopting an incorrect
seated position!

10

Safety

Correct seated position for the passengers in the rear seats

Read and observe

on page 9 first.

To reduce the risk of injury in the event of a sudden braking manoeuvre or an


accident, the occupants on the rear seats must observe the following.
Adjust the head restraint so that the top edge of the head restraint is at
the same level as the upper part of the head C Fig. 2 on page 9.
Correctly fasten the seat belt page 11, Using seat belts.
Use a suitable child restraint system if transporting children in the vehicle
page 20, Transporting children safely.

WARNING (Continued)
A seat belt which is hanging too loose can result in injuries as your body is
moved forward by the kinetic energy produced in an accident and is then
suddenly held firm by the belt.
The belt webbing must not run across solid or fragile objects (e.g. spectacles, ball-point pens, keys, etc.). Such objects can cause injury.

Seat belts

Using seat belts

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


The physical principle of a head-on collision
Correct routing of seat belt
Fastening and unfastening seat belts

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12
13

Seat belts that are fastened correctly offer good protection in the event of an
accident. They reduce the risk of an injury and increase the chance of survival
in the event of a major accident.
Properly fastened seat belts hold occupants to correctly set seats in the right
seat position.
Particular safety aspects must be observed when transporting children in the
vehicle page 20.
WARNING
Fasten your seat belt before each journey even when driving in town!
This also applies to other passengers - there is a danger of injury!
The maximum protection which seat belts can offer is only achieved if you
are correctly seated page 8, Correct and safe seated position.
The seat backrests of the front seats must not be tilted too far to the rear
otherwise the seatbelts can lose their effectiveness.

WARNING
Information on the correct routing of the belt
Always ensure that the webbing of the seat belts is properly routed. Seat
belts which are not correctly adjusted can themselves cause injuries even
in minor accidents.
Adjust the height of the belt in such a way that the shoulder part of the
belt is roughly positioned across the middle of your shoulder on no account across your neck.

WARNING
Information on dealing with the safety belts
The belt webbing must not be jammed in-between at any point or twisted, or chafe against any sharp edges.
Make sure you do not catch the seat belt in the door when closing it.
WARNING
Information on the proper use of the safety belts
No two persons (also not children) should ever use a single seat belt together.
The lock tongue should only be inserted into the lock which is the correct
one for your seat. Wrong use of the safety belt will reduce its capacity to
protect and the risk of injury increases.
The slot of the belt tongue must not be blocked otherwise the belt
tongue will not lock in place properly.
Many layers of clothing and loose clothing (e. g. a winter coat over a jacket) do not allow you to be correctly seated and impairs proper operation of
the seat belts.
Do not use clamps or other objects to adjust seat belts (e.g. for shortening the belts for smaller persons).
The seat belts for the rear seats can only fulfil their function reliably
when the seat backrests are correctly locked into position page 87.
WARNING
Information on the care and maintenance of the safety belts
The belt webbing must always be kept clean. Soiled belt webbing may impair proper operation of the inertia reel page 188.
The seat belts must not be removed or changed in any way. Do not attempt to repair the seat belts yourself.

Seat belts

11

WARNING (Continued)
Check the condition of all the seat belts on a regular basis. If any damage
to the seat belts, seat belt connections, inertia reel or the lock is detected,
the relevant seat belt must be replaced by a specialist garage.
Damaged seat belts which have been subjected to stress in an accident
and were therefore stretched, must be replaced this is best done by a
specialist garage. The anchorage points for the belts should also be
checked.

In the event of a frontal collision, occupants of the car not wearing a seat belt
are thrown forward and strike parts of the interior of the car, such as the
steering wheel, dash panel, windscreen in ways which cannot be controlled
Fig. 4 - . In certain circumstances you could even be thrown out of the vehicle, which could cause life threatening or even fatal injuries.
Rear seat passengers who have not fastened their seat belts are a danger not
only to themselves but also to those seated at the front Fig. 4 .

Correct routing of seat belt


The physical principle of a head-on collision

Fig. 4 Driver without a fastened seat belt/rear seat passenger without a


fastened seat belt

Read and observe

Fig. 5 Routing of belt webbing over the shoulders and the lap belt/Routing of belt webbing for an expectant mother
Fig. 6
Front seat: Seat belt height adjuster

on page 11 first.

As soon as the vehicle is moving, so-called kinetic energy (the energy of motion) is produced both in terms of the car as well as in terms of the occupants.
The magnitude of this kinetic energy depends essentially on the speed at
which the vehicle is travelling and on the weight of the vehicle including the
occupants.
Doubling the speed of the vehicle from 25 km/h up to 50 km/hour increases
the kinetic energy four times.
For example, a person's weight of 80 kg increases at 50 km/h to 4.8 tons
(4800 kg).

12

Safety

Read and observe

on page 11 first.

It is important that the belt is properly routed to ensure seat belts offer the
maximum protection.

The shoulder part of the seat belt must never run across the neck but must
roughly run over the middle of the shoulder and fit snugly against the chest.
The lap part of the belt must run across the pelvis, must not be positioned
across the stomach and must always fit snugly Fig. 5 - .
Seat belt height adjusters for front seats
The seat belt height adjuster makes it possible to adjust the routing of the
front seat belts in the area of the shoulder to the body size.

Fasten

Use the lock tongue to slowly pull the webbing over your chest and pelvis.
Insert the lock tongue into the belt buckle for the seat Fig. 7 - until it
audibly clicks into place.

Pull on the belt to check that it has engaged correctly in the lock.
Release
Release the seat belt only when the vehicle is stationary.

Press the height adjuster and move to the desired position Fig. 6.
Then pull firmly on the belt to ensure that the seat belt height adjuster has

Press the red button in the belt buckle Fig. 7 - ; the lock tongue pops out.
Manually guide the belt back so that it is easier to fully roll up the webbing,

Seat belts with pregnant women


Expectant women must also always wear a seat belt. This is the only way of
ensuring optimal protection for the unborn child.

CAUTION
When releasing the seatbelt ensure that the tongue of the lock does not damage the door trim or other parts of the interior.

correctly locked in place.

With pregnant women, the lap part of the belt must be positioned as low as
possible on the pelvis to avoid exerting any pressure on the lower abdomen
Fig. 5 - .

Fastening and unfastening seat belts

the seat belt does not twist.

Inertia reel and belt pretensioners

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


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13

Inertia reel
Belt tensioners

Inertia reel
Each seat belt is equipped with an inertia reel. When pulling slowly on the seat
belt, the belt can move freely.

Fig. 7 Fastening/unfastening the seat belt

Read and observe

on page 11 first.

Before using the seat belts the following conditions must be met.

Correctly set head restraint (not for seats with integrated head restraint).
Correctly adjusted seat (applies for the front seats).
Correctly adjusted steering wheel (applies to the Driver's seat ).

When pulling sharply on the seat belt, the movement is locked by the inertia
reel. The belts also block when during full braking, when the car accelerates,
when driving downhill and when cornering.
WARNING
If the seat belt does not lock when pulling sharply on it, have it inspected
immediately by a specialist garage.

Belt tensioners
Safety for the driver and front passenger wearing their seat belts is enhanced
by the belt tensioners fitted to the inertia reels of the front three-point seat
belts.
Seat belts

13

If there is a collision the seat belts are tightened by the belt tensioner so that
unwanted body motion is prevented.

Airbag system

The three-point seat belts are automatically tensioned in the event of a frontal
collision of a certain severity.

Description of the airbag system

The front seat belts are automatically tensioned in the event of a side collision
of a certain severity.
Belt tensioners are not activated in the event of minor frontal, side or rearend collisions, in the case of a roll-over and also not in accidents in which no
major forces are produced.
WARNING
Any work on the belt tensioner system, including removal and installation
of system components because of other repair work, must only be carried
out by a specialist garage.
If the belt tensioners have been deployed, it is then necessary to replace
the entire system.
Note
The belt tensioners can also be deployed if the seat belts are not fastened.
Smoke is generated when the belt tensioners are deployed. This is not an indication of a fire in the vehicle.

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


System description
Airbag deployment

15
15

The airbag system supplements the fastened seat belts and provides additional occupant protection in severe frontal and side collisions.
The functional status of the airbag system is indicated by the indicator light
in the instrument cluster page 35.
WARNING
An airbag can only offer you optimal protection in combination with a
fastened seat belt.
The airbag is not a substitute for the seat belt, but instead forms part of
the complete passive vehicle safety concept.
To ensure passengers are protected with the greatest possible effect
when the airbag is deployed, the front seats must be correctly adjusted to
match the body size page 8, Correct and safe seated position.
If you do not fasten the seat belts when driving, lean too far forward or
adopt an incorrect seated position, you are exposing yourself to increased
risk of injury in the event of an accident.

WARNING
Information on the use of the airbag system
If there is a fault, have the airbag system checked immediately by a specialist garage. Otherwise, there is a risk of the airbag not being activated in
the event of an accident.
No modifications of any kind must be made to parts of the airbag system.
Any work on the airbag system including the installation and removal of
system components due to other repair work (e.g. removal of the steering
wheel) must only be carried out by a specialist garage.
Never make any changes to the front bumper or the bodywork.
Do not manipulate individual parts of the airbag system, as this might result in the airbag being deployed.
The airbag system must then be replaced if the airbag has been deployed.

14

Safety

The following airbags will be deployed in the event of a severe side collision.

System description

Read and observe

on page 14 first.

The inflation of the airbag is carried out in a fraction of a second.


When the airbags are deployed they fill with gas and inflate.
A grey white or red, non-harmful gas is released when the airbag is inflated.
This is perfectly normal and is not an indication of a fire in the vehicle.
Depending on the vehicle equipment, the airbag system consists of the
following parts.
Front airbag for the driver and the front passenger page 15.
Drivers knee airbag page 17.
Side airbags page 17.
Head airbags page 18.
Airbag warning light in the instrument cluster page 35.
Key switch for the front passenger airbag page 19.
Warning light for the front passenger airbag in the middle of the dash panel
page 19.

Airbag deployment

Read and observe

on page 14 first.

The airbag system is only functional when the ignition is switched on.
Triggering conditions
It is not possible to generally determine which deployment conditions apply to
the airbag system in every situation. An important role is played by factors
such as the type of object that the vehicle hits (hard/soft), the impact angle,
vehicle speed, etc.

Front side airbag on the side of the accident.


Rear side airbag on the side of the accident.
Head airbags on the side of the accident.

When an airbag is deployed, the following occurs.


interior light comes on (if the automatic operation of the interior light is
switched on - switch ).
The hazard warning lights are switched on.
All the doors are unlocked.
The fuel supply to the engine is interrupted.
The

When there is no air bag deployment?


With minor frontal and side collisions, rear collision, overturning of the vehicle
or vehicle roll-over there is no airbag deployment.

Airbag overview

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Front airbags
Drivers knee airbag
Side airbags
Head airbags

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Front airbags

A decisive factor for the deployment of the airbags is the deceleration which
occurs. If the vehicle deceleration which occurs and is measured during the
collision remains below the prescribed reference values specified in the control
unit, the airbags are not deployed although the vehicle may well suffer severe
damage to the bodywork as a consequence of the accident.
The following airbags will be deployed in the event of a severe frontal
collision.
Drivers front airbag.
Front passenger airbag.
Drivers knee airbag.

Fig. 8 Locations of the airbags / gas filled airbags

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WARNING
Front airbag and transporting children
Never transport children on the front seat of a vehicle without using a
proper restraint system. If airbags are deployed in the event of an accident,
the child might suffer severe or even fatal injuries!
The front passenger airbag must be deactivated if using a rear-facing
child seat on the front passenger seat page 19, Deactivating airbags. If
this is not done, there is a risk of the child suffering severe or even fatal
injuries if the front passenger airbag is deployed.

Fig. 9
Safe distance to steering wheel

In the event of a severe frontal collision, the front airbags offer additional protection for the head and chest area of the driver and front passenger.

WARNING
General information
The steering wheel and the surface of the airbag module in the dash panel on the passenger side must not have stickers attached, be covered or
modified in any other way. These parts should only be cleaned with a cloth
that is dry or has been moistened with water. No objects (such as cup holders, mobile phone mounts, etc.) are to be attached to the covers of the airbag modules or be located within their immediate vicinity.
Never place objects on the surface of the front passenger airbag module
in the dash panel.

The driver's front airbag is located in the steering wheel, the front passenger
airbag is located in the instrument panel above the glove compartment Fig. 8
-.
The airbags inflate in front of the driver and front passenger when they are
deployed Fig. 8 - . The forward movement of the driver and of the front
passenger is cushioned when they make contact with the fully inflated airbag
and the risk of injury to head and chest is thus reduced.
WARNING
Information on correct seated position
It is important that the driver and front passenger maintain a distance of
at least 25 cm to the steering wheel or dashboard A Fig. 9. Not maintaining this minimum distance will mean that the airbag system will not be able
to properly protect you hazard! The front seats and the head restraints
must always also be correctly adjusted to match the body size of the occupant.
The airbag develops enormous forces when triggered, which can lead to
injuries if the sitting position or seated position is not correct.
There must not by any further persons, animals or objects positioned between the front seated occupants and the deployment area of the airbag.

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Note
In vehicles with a driver's front airbag, the text can be seen on the
steering wheel.
In vehicles with a front passenger airbag, the text can be seen on the
dash panel on the passenger side.

Drivers knee airbag

Fig. 10 Installation of the airbag / Gas-filled Airbag / Safe distance between the legs and the instrument panel

Side airbags

Fig. 11 Installation locations of airbags: in the front seat/the rear

The driver's knee airbag offers adequate protection for the driver's legs.
The driver's knee airbag A is located in the lower part of the dash panel below
the steering column Fig. 10.
The forward movement of the body is cushioned when it makes contact with
the fully inflated airbag B and the risk of injury to the legs of the driver is thus
reduced.
WARNING
Adjust the driver's seat in a forward/back direction so that there is a gap
of at least 10 cm between the legs C and the instrument panel in the vicinity of the knee airbag Fig. 10. If it is not possible to meet this requirement due to your body size, visit a specialist garage.
The surface of the airbag module in the lower part of the dash panel below the steering column not have stickers attached, be covered or modified
in any other way. This part should only be cleaned with a cloth that is dry or
has been moistened with water. Nothing may be attached to the cover of
the airbag module or located within the immediate vicinity.
Do not attach any bulky and heavy objects (bunch of keys etc.) to the ignition key. These can be ejected by the knee airbag when it is deployed and
can cause injuries.

Note
In vehicles with a driver's knee airbag, the text can be seen on the side
panel on the driver's side.

Fig. 12 Inflated airbags


In the event of severe side collisions, the side airbags provide additional protection for the upper body (chest, stomach and pelvis) of passengers in the vehicle.
The front side airbags are housed in the upholstery of the seat backrests of
the front seats Fig. 11 - .
The rear side airbags are located between the entrance area and the seat
backrest Fig. 11- .
The load of the occupants is cushioned when plunging into the fully inflated
airbag Fig. 12 and the risk of injury to the entire upper body (chest, stomach
and pelvis) is reduced on the side facing the door.

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WARNING
Information on correct seated position
Your head should never be positioned in the deployment area of the side
airbag. You might suffer severe injuries in the event of an accident. This applies in particular to children who are transported without using a suitable
child safety seat page 22, Child safety and side airbag.
There must not be any further persons, animals or objects positioned between the occupants and the deployment area of the airbag. No accessories, such as cup holders, should be attached to the doors.
If children adopt an incorrect seated position when travelling, they may
be exposed to an increased risk of injury in the event of an accident. This
can result in serious injuries page 20, Child seat.

Head airbags

Fig. 13 Location of the head airbag/gas-filled head airbag


WARNING
Do not place any objects within the deployment area of the side airbags
risk of injury!
The airbag system operates using pressure sensors located in the front
doors. For this reason, no adjustments may be carried out to the doors or
door panels (e.g. installation of additional loudspeakers). Further information page 180, Airbags.
Ensure that there are no excessive forces, such as violent knocks, kicks
etc., impact on the backrests of the seats otherwise the system may be
damaged. The side airbags would not be deployed in such a case!
Any seat or protective covers which you fit to the driver or front passenger seats must only be of the type expressly authorized by KODA. In view
of the fact that the airbag inflates out of the backrest of the seat, use of
non-approved seat or protective covers would considerably impair the protective function of the side airbag.
Any damage to the original seat covers in the area of the side airbag module must be repaired immediately by a specialist garage.
The airbag modules in the front seats must not display any damage,
cracks or deep scratches. It is not permissible to use force in order to open
the modules.
Note
In vehicles with side front airbags, a label with the text is located on
the front seat backrests.
In vehicles with rear side airbags, the text can be seen between the entrance area and the rear seat rest.

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In the event of a severe side collision, the head airbags offer additional protection for the head and neck area of passengers.
The head airbags are positioned above the doors on both sides of the vehicle
interior Fig. 13 - .
When deployed, the airbag covers the window area of the front and rear doors,
as well as the area of the door pillar Fig. 13 - .
Head impact with interior parts is reduced by the inflated head airbag. The reduction in any impact to the head and the resultant minimizing of any movements of the head additionally reduce the risk of injuries to the neck area.
WARNING
There must not be any objects in the deployment area of the head airbags which might prevent the airbags from inflating properly.
Only hang light items of clothing on the hooks fitted in the vehicle. Never
leave any heavy or sharp-edged objects in the pockets of the items of
clothing. Additionally, clothes hangers must not be used to hang up items
of clothing.
The installation of impermissible accessories in the vicinity of the head
airbags can considerably impair the protection offered by the head airbag in
the event of it being deployed. When the deployed head airbag is inflated,
parts of the accessories fitted could, conditions permitting, be thrown into
the interior of the car and injure the occupants page 178.

WARNING (Continued)
When objects are attached to the sun visor, the visor can not be pivoted
to the side windows. This might result in injuries to the occupants if the
head airbag is deployed.
There must not be any further persons, animals or objects positioned between the occupants and the deployment area of the airbag. In addition,
none of the occupants should lean their head out of the window when driving, or extend their arms and hands out of the window.

Note
In vehicles with head airbags, the text can be seen on the B column cladding.

The front passenger airbag can be switched off with the key-operated switch
Fig. 14 on page 19 - .
We recommend that you ask a KODA service partner to deactivate any other
airbags as appropriate.
Deactivation indicator
Display of the airbag deactivation page 35, Safety systems.
Note
A KODA service partner will be able to inform you which, if any, of your vehicle's airbags can or must be deactivated.

Deactivating the front passenger airbag

Deactivating airbags

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Deactivating airbags
Deactivating the front passenger airbag

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Deactivating airbags
If you sell your vehicle, provide the complete vehicle documentation to the
new owner. Please note that the information relating to the possibility of deactivating the front passenger airbag must be included!
If an airbag in the vehicle is to be turned off, then the buyer is to draw attention to this fact!
Deactivating an airbag should be considered in cases such as the ones
outlined below.
If a child seat must be used on the front passenger seat, where the child is
transported facing rearward page 20, Transporting children safely.
If not being able to maintain a distance of at least 25 cm between the middle
of the steering wheel and chest, despite the driver's seat being correctly adjusted.
If special attachments are required in the area of the steering wheel because
of a physical disability.
If other seats have been installed (e.g. orthopaedic seats without side airbags).

Fig. 14 Key-operated switch for the front passenger airbag/warning light


for the front passenger airbag
Only the front passenger airbag is deactivated with the key switch.
Key switch positions Fig. 14 -
Passenger front airbag deactivated
Passenger front airbag activated
Switch off

Switch off the ignition.


Open the storage box on the front passenger's side.
Fold the key bit out completely for the radio key .
Carefully insert the key into the key slot in the key switch as far as the stop.
Use the key to turn the slot of the key switch Fig. 14 carefully into the
position .

Pull the key out of the slot in the key switch .


Close the storage box on the front passenger's side.

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19

Check that the warning light underneath the text


Fig. 14 - lights up after the ignition is switched on.

Switching on
Switch off the ignition.
Open the storage box on the front passenger's side.
Fold the key bit out completely for the radio key .
Carefully insert the key into the key slot in the key switch as far as the stop.
Use the key to turn the slot of the key switch Fig. 14 carefully into the
position .
Pull the key out of the slot in the key switch .
Close the storage box on the front passenger's side.
Check that the warning light underneath the text Fig. 14
- lights up after the ignition is switched on.
The warning light goes out 65 seconds after the key switch status has
changed or after the ignition is switched on.
WARNING
The driver is responsible for whether the airbag is switched on or switched off.
Only switch off the airbag when the ignition is switched off! Otherwise a
fault can occur in the system for deactivating the airbag.
If the warning lights flash, the front passenger airbag will not
be deployed in the event of an accident! Have the airbag system checked
by a specialist garage immediately.
Do not leave the key inserted in the key-operated switch while driving vibrations can cause the key to turn in the slot and switch on the airbag!
The airbag could be triggered unexpectedly in an accident - it may result in
injury or death!
CAUTION
An insufficiently folded out key bit can damage the key switch!

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Transporting children safely


Child seat

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Use of a child seat on the front passenger seat
Use of the child seat on the front passenger seat
Child safety and side airbag
Classification of child seats
Use of child seats fastened with a seat belt

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22

To avoid serious injury or death children are always to be in an appropriate


child safety seat with regards to height, weight, and age.
For safety reasons, we recommend that you always transport child seats on
the rear seats.
Child seats complying with the ECE-R 44 Economic Commission for Europe
standard must be used.
Child seats that comply with the ECE-R 44 standard have a test seal that cannot be removed: a large E within a circle with the test number below.
With child safety seats in groups 2 and 3, make sure that the loop-around fittings attached to the child seat headrest is positioned in front of or at the
same height as the loop-around fittings on the B pillar on the passenger side.
WARNING
One should never carry children, and also not babies! - on one's lap.
Never leave children unattended in the vehicle. Certain outside climatic
conditions can cause life-threatening temperatures in the vehicle.
The child must be secured in the vehicle during the entire travelling time!
Otherwise, in the event of an accident, the child would be thrown through
the vehicle and as a result may suffer fatal injuries, and also injure other occupants.

WARNING (Continued)
Children are exposed to an increased risk of injury in the event of an accident if they lean forward or adopt an incorrect seated position when the
vehicle is moving. This particularly applies to children who are transported
on the front passenger seat as they can suffer severe, or even fatal injuries
if the airbag system is deployed!
Pay particular attention to the information provided by the manufacturer
of the child safety seat regarding the correct routing of the belt. Seat belts
which are not correctly adjusted can themselves cause injuries even in minor accidents.
Safety belts must be checked to ensure that they are running properly.
One should also ensure that the belt is not damaged by sharp-edged fittings.
It is essential to switch off the front passenger airbag if using a child seat
in which the child is carried with its back facing the direction of travel on
the front passenger seat. Further information page 21, Use of a child
seat on the front passenger seat.
When installing the child seat on the back seat, the corresponding front
seat must be adjusted so that there is no contact between the front seat
and the child seat or the child being transported in a child seat.

CAUTION
When installing a child seat in which the child faces forward, adjust the head
restraints so that they are as high as possible.
If the head restraints still prevent the child seat from being installed, even in
the highest position, you will need to remove them page 82. After removing
the child seat, refit the head restraints.

Use of a child seat on the front passenger seat


Does not apply to Taiwan
Fig. 15
Sticker on the B column on the
front passenger side.

Note
We recommend that you use child seats from KODA Original Accessories.
These child seats were developed and also tested for use in KODAvehicles.
They meet the ECE-R 44 standard.

Fig. 16 Front passenger sun visor / label

Read and observe

and

on page 20 first.

Never use a rearward-facing child restraint system on a seat which is protected by an active airbag. This could cause serious injury to the child, even
death.
The following advice must be heeded when using a child seat in which the
child is carried on the front passenger seat.
It is essential to switch off the front passenger airbag if using a child seat in
which the child is carried with its back facing the direction of travel .
If possible, adjust the front passenger seat backrest so that it is as vertical,
so as to ensure secure contact between the passenger seat backrest and the
back of the child seat.
If possible, move the front passenger seat backwards so that there is no contact between the front passenger seat and the child seat behind it.

Set the height-adjustable front passenger seat as high up as possible.


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Set the front passenger seat belt as high up as possible.


When using a child seat where there is a height adjuster

in the upper area,


the height of the passenger seat belt is to be set so that the belt is not
kinked in the height adjuster. In the event of an accident, there is the risk
of injury to the neck of the child carried due to the seat belt!

WARNING
Never use a rear-facing child seat on the front passenger seat if the passenger airbag is activated. This child safety seat is positioned in the deployment area of the front passenger airbag. The airbag may cause the child severe, or even fatal injuries, in the event of it being deployed.
This fact is also indicated by the label that can be found in one of the following locations.
On the B-column on the front passenger side Fig. 15. The sticker is
visible upon opening the front passenger door.
On the front passenger's sun visor. In some countries, the sticker is located on the front seat passenger's sun visor Fig. 16.
Once the child seat, in which the child is transported with the back to the
direction of travel, is no longer used in the passenger seat, the front passenger airbag should be switched on again.

Child safety and side airbag


Fig. 18
Incorrect seated position of a
child who is not properly secured
risk from the side airbag/Child
properly protected by safety seat

Read and observe

and

on page 20 first.

The child must not be positioned in the deployment area of the side airbag
Fig. 18 - .
There must be sufficient room between the child and the deployment area of
the side airbag to ensure that the airbag can provide as much protection as
possible Fig. 18 - .

Classification of child seats


Use of the child seat on the front passenger seat
Applies to Taiwan

Read and observe

and

on page 20 first.

No babies, infants or children are to be carried on the passenger seat.


A label to this effect can also be found on the passenger's sun visor Fig. 17.

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Read and observe

and

on page 20 first.

Classification of child seats according to the ECE-R 44 standard.

Fig. 17 Front passenger sun visor / label

Group

Weight of the child

0
0+
1
2
3

up to 10 kg
up to 13 kg
9-18 kg
15-25 kg
22-36 kg

Use of child seats fastened with a seat belt

Read and observe

and

on page 20 first.

Overview of the usefulness of child seats fastened with a seat belt on each of
the seats in accordance with the ECE-R 16 standard.

Group

Front passenger
seat

Rear seats
External

Rear seat
Centre

0
up to 10 kg
0+
up to 13 kg
1
9-18 kg
2
15-25 kg
3
22-36 kg
U

is a system for securing child seats quickly and safely.


There are two attachment points between the seat backrest and seat cushion
of the outer rear seats and front passenger seat for fixing a child seat with the
system Fig. 19.
First remove the caps to access the locking eyes.
After removing the child seat, replace he caps.

WARNING
Always refer to the instructions of the manufacturer of the child seat
when installing and removing a child seat with the system.
Never attach other child seats, belts or objects to the attachment points
intended for the installation of a child seat with the system risk of
death!

Child seat category Universal - a child seat designed for fastening on


the seat with the seat belt.

Note
A child seat fitted with the system can only be mounted in a vehicle fitted with a system if the child seat has been approved for this type of vehicle. Further information is available from a KODA Partner.
Child seats with the system can be purchased from KODA Original Accessories.

Fastening elements

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Attachment points of the -system
Use of child seats with the system
Attachment points of the system

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25

Attachment points of the -system


Fig. 19
Labels of the system

Transporting children safely

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Use of child seats with the system


Overview of the usefulness of child seats with the system on each of the
seats in accordance with the ECE-R 16 standard.
Group

Size class of
the child seata)

Front passenger seatb)

Rear seats outside

Rear seat middle

0
up to 10 kg

IL-SU

IL-SU

IL-SU
IUF

IL-SU

IL-SU

0+
up to 13 kg

1
9-18 kg

2
15-25 kg
3
22-36 kg
a)
b)

E
D
C
D
C
B
B1
A

The size category is shown on the label attached to the child seat.
If the front passenger seat is fitted with system attachment points, it is suitable for the installation of an child seat with Semi-Universal approval.

IL-SU
IUF
X

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The seat is suited for installation of a child seat with Semi-Universal approval. The Semi-Universal category means that the child seat with the
system is approved for your vehicle. Observe the information in the list of vehicles which comes with the child seat.
The seat is suitable for the installation of a child seat with Universal approval and attachment with the system belt.
The seat is not fitted with -system attachment points.

Safety

Attachment points of the system

Fig. 20 Attachment points of the -system


is a fastening system, which restricts the movement of the upper part
of the child seat.
The attachment points for attaching the belt for a child seat with the
system are located on the rear side of the outer rear seat backrests Fig. 20 .
Some country-specific models may also feature an attachment point on the
back of the middle rear seat backrest Fig. 20 - .
WARNING
Always refer to the instructions of the manufacturer of the child seat
when installing and removing a child seat with the system.
Only use child seats with the system on the seats that have the
attachment points.
Only ever attach one belt from the child seat to a locking eye.

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Fig. 21 Cockpit

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Using the system

Using the system

22

Cockpit

24

23

Overview
1
2
3
4
5
6

8
9

10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21

Electrical power windows


Electric exterior mirror adjustment
Door opening lever
Air outlet vents
Parking ticket holder
Operating lever (depending on equipment):
Turn signal light, headlight and parking light, headlight
flasher
Speed regulating system
Headlight assist
Steering wheel:
With horn
With drivers front airbag
With buttons for operating the information system
Instrument cluster
Operating lever:
Windscreen wiper and wash system
Information system
Infotainment Owner's Manual for Infotainment
Air outlet vents
Button for hazard warning light system
Warning light for the front seat passenger airbag
Interior rear-view mirror
Storage compartment on the front passenger side
Front passenger airbag
External Infotainment module (in the front passenger storage
compartment) Owner's Manual Infotainment
Key switch for switching off the front passenger airbag (in front
passenger storage compartment)
Air outlet vents
Door opening lever
Power window in the front passenger door

62
80
57
116
90

25
26
27

28
29

69
148
71

15
40
28

30

31

32

77
45
116
73
19
79
95
15

19
116
57
63

33
34
35

Light switch
Bonnet release lever
Storage compartment on the driver's side
Fuse box (behind the storage compartment on the driver's
side)
Operating lever for adaptive cruise control
Lever for adjusting the steering wheel
Depending on equipment fitted:
Ignition lock
Starter button
Pedals
Handbrake lever
Depending on equipment fitted:
Gearshift lever (manual gearbox)
Selector lever (automatic gearbox)
Depending on equipment fitted:
12-Volt power socket
Cigarette lighter
Bar with keys depending on the equipment fitted:
Central locking system
START STOP
Traction control TCS
Electronic Stability Control ESC
/ Selection of travel mode
Park Assist
Parking aid
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Shelf/phone box
USB/AUX input Infotainment Owner's Manual, chapter USB/AUX Inputs
Depending on equipment fitted:
Operating controls for the heating
Operating controls for the air conditioning system
Operating controls for Climatronic

68
195
90
227
152
9
121
122
128
127
128
129
93
92
55
124
136
136
157
144
140
165
91

113
113
114

Note
The layout of the controls on right-hand drive vehicles differs partially from
that shown in Fig. 21. The symbols on the controls and switches are the same
as for left-hand drive models.
Cockpit

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Overview

Instruments and warning lights


Instrument cluster

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Overview
Revolutions counter
Display
Coolant temperature gauge
Fuel reserve display - Natural gas
Fuel reserve display - Petrol / Diesel
Counter for distance driven
Setting the clock

28
29
29
29
30
30
30
31

The instrument cluster gives the driver basic information such as the current
speed, engine speed, the state of some vehicle systems and the like.
If there is a fault in the instrument cluster, the following message will appear
in the display.
Error: instrument cluster. Workshop!
COMBI-INSTRUM_ WORKSHOP
Seek help from a specialist garage.
WARNING
Concentrate fully at all times on your driving! As the driver you are fully responsible for road safety.

Fig. 22 Instrument cluster

1
2
3
4

5
6

Note
If the message SAFE CP appears in the instrument cluster display, the component protection for the instrument cluster is active. Further information
page 180, Component protection.
With the ignition switched on the instruments are also illuminated. The
brightness of the instrument illumination is set automatically depending on
the ambient lighting throughout.

1)

Applies to G-TEC vehicles

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Using the system

Read and observe

on page 28 first.

Engine revolutions counter page 29


with warning lights page 31
Display page 29
Speedometer
with warning lights page 31
Depending on equipment fitted:
Coolant temperature gauge page 29
Gas gauge1) page 30
Bar with warning lights page 31
Button for:
Setting the time page 31
Resetting the counter for distance travelled (trip) page 30
Displaying the distance and days until the next service interval
page 49
Gasoline / diesel reserve display page 30

Note
Depending on vehicle equipment, the MAXI DOT display can be either monochromatic (black and white) or colour.

Revolutions counter

Read and observe

on page 28 first.

The tachometer 1 Fig. 22 on page 28 shows the actual engine speed per
minute.

Coolant temperature gauge

The beginning of the red scale range of the tachometer indicates the maximum permitted engine speed of a driven-in and operating warm engine.

Fig. 24
Coolant temperature gauge

You should shift into the next highest gear before the red scale of the revolution counter is reached, or select mode D on the automatic gearbox.
The gear recommendation is important to note in order to maintain the optimum engine speed page 41.
CAUTION
The pointer of the tachometer must reach the red area for only a short time there is a risk of engine damage!

Read and observe

on page 28 first.

The display Fig. 24 provides information on the engine coolant temperature.

Display

The fuel gauge only works if the ignition is switched on.


Fig. 23
Display types

Cold range
If the pointer is still in the left area of the scale, this indicates that the engine
has not yet reached its operating temperature. Avoid high speeds, full throttle
and high engine loads. This prevents possible damage to the engine.
The operating range
The engine has reached its operating temperature as soon as the pointer
moves into the middle of the scale A Fig. 24.

Read and observe

on page 28 first.

Display types Fig. 23


MAXI DOT display.
Segment display
The following information will be displayed.

Exterior temperature information


Distance travelled page 30
Time page 31
Warning lights page 31
Information system data page 40

High temperature range


If the pointer reaches the red area of the scale, the coolant temperature is too
high.
CAUTION
Additional headlights and other attached components in front of the air inlet
impair the cooling efficiency of the coolant.
Never cover the radiator - there is a risk of the engine overheating.

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29

The contents of the fuel tank for petrol / diesel is approximately 50 litres.

Fuel reserve display - Natural gas


Fig. 25
Gas gauge

Read and observe

When this fuel level reaches the reserve area A Fig. 26, the warning light
page 36 illuminates.
WARNING
For the vehicle systems to function correctly, and thus for safe driving,
there must be sufficient fuel in the tank. Never drain the fuel tank completely risk of accident!
CAUTION
Never drive until the fuel tank is completely empty! The irregular supply of fuel
can cause misfiring. This can result in considerable damage to parts of the engine and the exhaust system.

on page 28 first.

The display Fig. 25 provides information on the natural gas supply in the container.
The fuel gauge only works if the ignition is switched on.
If the natural gas supply in the container reaches the reserve area, the icon appears in the display together with the following message.
Please refuel with CNG. Range: ... km
An audible signal sounds as a warning.

Note
After filling up, it can occur that during dynamic driving (e.g. numerous
curves, braking, driving downhill and climbing a steep hill) the fuel gauge indicates approx. a fraction less. When stopping or during less dynamic driving, the
fuel gauge displays the correct fuel level again. This is not a fault.
The arrow next to the icon within the fuel gauge displays the installation
location of the fuel filler on the right side of the vehicle.

Counter for distance driven

Fuel reserve display - Petrol / Diesel

Fig. 27
Display: MAXI DOT display / Segment Display

Fig. 26
Gasoline / diesel reserve display

Read and observe

on page 28 first.

The display Fig. 26 provides information of the petrol / diesel supply in the
container.
The display only works if the ignition is switched on.

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Using the system

Read and observe

on page 28 first.

Display Fig. 27
A Counter for the distance travelled since the last reset (trip)
B Odometer

Reset counter for distance travelled (trip)


Press button A Fig. 28 on page 31.

Setting the clock


Fig. 28
Button in the instrument cluster

Read and observe

on page 28 first.

Switch on the ignition.


Press and hold the button A Fig. 28 until the Time is shown in the display.
Release the button A and the system switches to the hour setting function.
Press the button A again and set the hours.
Wait around 4 seconds - the system switches to the minutes setting.
Press the button A again and set the minutes.
Wait around 4 seconds - the system switches to the initial setting.
The time can also be set in the Infotainment Owners Manual Infotainment,
chapter Device settings.

Warning lights

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Handbrake
Brake system
Seat belt warning light
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
Power steering/steering lock (KESSY system)
Traction control (TCS)
Traction control system (TCS) off
Stability Control (ESC)

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Anti-lock braking system (ABS)


Rear fog light
Exhaust inspection system
Glow plug system (diesel engine)
Engine performance check (petrol engine)
Safety systems
Tyre pressure
Brake linings
Fuel reserve
Lane following system (Lane Assist)
Turn signal system
Trailer turn signal lights
Fog lights
Cruise control system
Brake pedal (automatic transmission)
Natural gas operation
Main beam
Automatic transmission
Rear seat belt warning light
Generator
Coolant
Engine oil pressure too low
Engine oil level
Lamp failure
Diesel particulate filter (diesel engine)
Windscreen washer fluid level
High beam assistant
START-STOP system
Display of a low temperature
Water in the fuel filter (diesel engine)
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
Distance warning (Front Assist)
Advance warning/emergency brake (Front Assist)
OFF ROADmode
Service

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The warning lights in the instrument cluster indicate certain functions or


faults.
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Some warning lights can be accompanied by acoustic signals and messages in


the display of the instrument cluster.
After switching on the ignition, some warning lights light up briefly as a function test.
If the tested systems are OK, the corresponding warning lights go out a few
seconds after switching on the ignition or after starting the engine.
Warning lights in the display
Depending on the importance the warning light (danger) or (warning) illuminate along with some of the warning lights in the list with the warning
lights.

Brake system

WARNING
Ignoring illuminated warning lights and related messages or instructions
in the display of the instrument cluster may lead to serious personal injury
or damage to the vehicle.
If you have to stop for technical reasons, then park the vehicle at a safe
distance from the traffic, switch off the engine and activate the hazard
warning light system page 73. Place the warning triangle at the prescribed distance.
The engine compartment of your car is a hazardous area. The following
warning instructions must be followed at all times when working in the engine compartment page 194, Engine compartment.

Stop the vehicle, switch off the engine, and check the level of the brake fluid
page 200.

WARNING
If warning light illuminates simultaneously with warning light
page 34, Anti-lock braking system (ABS), do not continue your
journey! Seek help from a specialist garage.
A fault to the ABS system or the braking system can increase the vehicle's braking distance risk of accident!

Read and observe

Seat belt warning light

Read and observe

illuminates - the driver or front passenger has not fastened their seat belt.
At a speed of more than approximately 30 km/h the warning light flashes
and an audible warning sounds at a time.
If the seat belt is not fastened by the driver or front passenger during the next
approx. 2 seconds, the warning signal is deactivated and the warning light
lights up permanently.

on page 32 first.

Read and observe

An acoustic signal will sound if you drive the vehicle above 5 km/h while the
handbrake is still on.

Apply the brake.

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Release the handbrake!


RELEASE HANDBRAKE

Using the system

on page 32 first.

illuminates - the ACC delay is not sufficient.

illuminates the hand brake is applied.

on page 32 first.

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

Handbrake

Brake fluid: owner's manual!


BRAKE FLUID PLEASE CHECK

- Segment display/monochromatic (black and white) MAXI DOT display


- Coloured MAXI DOT display

on page 32 first.

illuminates the brake fluid level in the braking system is too low.

Depending on vehicle equipment, some warning lights may be displayed in colour on the display. For example, the coolant warning light may be displayed as
follows.

Read and observe

Apply the brake!

For more information about the ACC system page 150.

Power steering/steering lock (KESSY system)

Read and observe

on page 32 first.

Fault in the power steering


illuminates this indicates a complete failure of the power steering and the
steering assist has failed (significantly higher steering forces).
illuminates this indicates a partial failure of the power steering and the
steering forces can be greater.
Seek help from a specialist garage.
Steering lock defect (KESSY system)
An audible signal sounds as a warning.
flashes

Steering column lock faulty. Stop!


STOP VEHICLE STEERING FAULTY

Park the vehicle, stop driving. After switching off the ignition, it is no longer
possible to lock the steering, to activate the electrical components (e.g. Infotainment ), to switch on the ignition again and to start the engine. Seek help
from a specialist garage.
flashes

Steering lock: Workshop!


STEERING WORKSHOP

Seek help from a specialist garage.


Steering column lock not unlocked (System KESSY)
Move the steering wheel!
flashes
MOVE STEERING WHEEL
Move

the steering wheel slightly back and forth, thereby facilitating unlocking the steering lock.

If the steering does also not unlock then, the help of a specialist garage is required.
Disconnecting the vehicle battery
If the vehicle's battery has been disconnected and reconnected, the warning
light comes on after switching on the ignition.
The warning light should go out after driving a short distance.
If, after the motor is restarted and a short drive, the indicator light does not go
out, there is a system error.

Seek help from a specialist garage.

Traction control (TCS)

Read and observe

on page 32 first.

If your vehicle is equipped with the ESC system, the TCS is part of the ESC system page 136.
flashes - the TCS is now being activated.
TCS fault
Illuminates

Error: traction control


ASR ERROR

Seek help from a specialist garage.


If the warning light comes on after starting the engine, the TCS may be
switched off for technical reasons.
Switch the ignition off and on again.
If the warning light does not illuminates after you switch the engine back
on, the TCS is fully functional again.
Disconnecting the vehicle battery
If the vehicle's battery has been disconnected and reconnected, the indicator
light comes on after switching on the ignition.
The warning light should go out after driving a short distance.
If, after a short drive, the indicator light does not go out, there is a system error.
Seek help from a specialist garage.
For more information about the TCS system page 136.

Traction control system (TCS) off

Read and observe

on page 32 first.

illuminates the TCS system is disabled.

Traction control (ASR) deactivated.


ASR OFF

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Note
On vehicles without the ESC system, the warning light does not illuminate
upon deactivation of the TCS system, but a message is only displayed on the
display of the instrument cluster.

Stability Control (ESC)

Read and observe

on page 32 first.

flashes - the ESC is now being activated.


ESC fault
Illuminates

Error: stabilization control (ESC)


ESC ERROR

Seek help from a specialist garage.


If the warning light comes on after starting the engine, the ESC system may
be switched off for technical reasons.
Switch the ignition off and on again.
If the indicator light does not illuminate after you switch the engine back
on, the ESC is fully functional again.
Disconnecting the vehicle battery
If the vehicle's battery has been disconnected and reconnected, the indicator
light comes on after switching on the ignition.
The warning light should go out after driving a short distance.
If, after a short drive, the indicator light does not go out, there is a system error.
Seek help from a specialist garage.
For more information about the ESC system page 136.

Anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Read and observe

on page 32 first.

illuminates there is an ABS fault.

Error: ABS
ABS ERROR

The vehicle will only be braked by the normal brake system without the ABS.

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Using the system

Seek help from a specialist garage.


WARNING
If warning light illuminates simultaneously with warning light
page 32, Brake system, do not continue your journey! Seek help
from a specialist garage.
A fault to the ABS system or the braking system can increase the vehicle's braking distance risk of accident!

Rear fog light

Read and observe

on page 32 first.

illuminates the rear fog light is switched on.

Exhaust inspection system

Read and observe

on page 32 first.

illuminates there is a fault in the emission control system. The system


makes possible operation emergency mode - there may be a noticeable reduction in engine performance.
Seek help from a specialist garage.

Glow plug system (diesel engine)

Read and observe

on page 32 first.

flashes there is a fault in the engine management system. The system


makes possible operation emergency mode - there may be a noticeable reduction in engine performance.
There is a fault in the glow plug system if the warning light does not come
on or illuminates continuously.
Seek help from a specialist garage.

Engine performance check (petrol engine)

Read and observe

on page 32 first.

illuminates there is a fault in the engine management system. The system


makes possible operation emergency mode - there may be a noticeable reduction in engine performance.

The seat belt for the driver and front passenger needs to be replaced. Seek
help from a specialist garage.
WARNING
When a fault in the airbag system occurs, there is a risk of the system not
being triggered in the event of an accident. Therefore, this must be
checked immediately by a specialized garage.

Seek help from a specialist garage.

Tyre pressure

Safety systems

Read and observe

on page 32 first.

System fault
illuminates - there is a fault in the airbag system.

Error: airbag
AIRBAG ERROR

Read and observe

on page 32 first.

Change of tyre pressure values


illuminates there was a pressure change in one of the tyres.
An audible signal sounds as a warning.

Immediately reduce speed and avoid sudden steering and braking manoeuvres.

Seek help from a specialist garage.

Stop the vehicle, turn the ignition off and check the tyres and their inflation

The front passenger airbag has been disabled with the key switch
Illuminates for around 4 seconds after the ignition has been switched on.

Correct the tyre pressure if necessary or replace the affected wheel

under the letters in the middle of the dash panel illuminates after switching on the ignition page 19.

Store the tyre pressure values in the system page 165.

One of the airbags or a belt tensioner has been disabled by the diagnostic
tool
illuminates for approximately 4 seconds after the ignition is switched on
and then flashes for approximately 12 seconds.

Airbag/ belt tensioner deactivated.


AIRBAG/ BELT TENSIONER OFF

ProActive passenger protection


illuminates and the following message is shown in the information cluster
display.

Proactive passenger protection not available.


PROACTIVE PASSENGER PROTECT NOT AVAIL

or

Proactive passenger protection: funct. restricted.


LIMITED PROACTIVE PASSENGER PROTECT

pressure page 205.

page 213 or use the repair kit page 217.

System fault
flashes for approximately 1 minute and remains lit there may be a fault in
the tyre pressure monitoring system.

Stop the vehicle, turn the ignition off and start the engine again.
If the warning light flashes after starting the engine again, there is a system
error.
Seek help from a specialist garage.
Disconnecting the vehicle battery
If the vehicle's battery has been disconnected and reconnected, the indicator
light comes on after switching on the ignition.
The warning light should go out after driving a short distance.
If, after a short drive, the indicator light does not go out, there is a system error.
Seek help from a specialist garage.

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Other incidents
The illumination of the warning light can have the following reasons.
The vehicle is loaded on one side. Distribute loads as evenly as possible.
The wheels of one axle are loaded more heavily (e.g. when towing a trailer or
when driving uphill or downhill).
Snow chains are mounted.
A wheel has been changed.
CAUTION
Under certain circumstances (e.g. sporty style of driving, wintry or unpaved
roads) the warning light in the instrument cluster can be delayed or does
not light up at all.

Brake linings

Read and observe

on page 32 first.

illuminates - the brake pads are worn.

Check brake pad!


BRAKE PADS PLEASE CHECK

Seek help from a specialist garage.

Fuel reserve

Read and observe

on page 32 first.

illuminates the fuel level in the fuel tank is at the reserve level (approximately 6 litres).

Please refuel. Range: ... km


PLEASE REFUEL RANGE km

An audible signal sounds as a warning.


Note
The text in the display goes out after refuelling and driving a short distance.

Lane following system (Lane Assist)

Read and observe

on page 32 first.

The warning lights indicates the state of the Lane Assist system.

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Using the system

More information about the Lane Assist System page 160.

Turn signal system

Read and observe

on page 32 first.

flashes the left turn signal is turned on.


flashes the right turn signal is turned on.
If there is a fault in the turn signal system, the warning light flashes at twice
its normal rate. This does not apply when towing a trailer.
Switching off the hazard warning light system is switched on will cause all of
the turn signal lights as well as both warning lights to flash.

Trailer turn signal lights

Read and observe

on page 32 first.

flashes the trailer lights are switched on.


If a trailer is hitched and the warning light is not flashing, one of the trailer
turn signal lights has failed.
An example message in the display of the instrument cluster
Trailer: check left turn signal!
TRAILER TURN SIG_ CHECK LEFT
Check the trailer bulbs.

Fog lights

Read and observe

on page 32 first.

illuminates the fog lights are switched on.

Cruise control system

Read and observe

on page 32 first.

illuminates - the vehicle speed is limited by the speed regulator system


and/or the automatic distance control.

Brake pedal (automatic transmission)

Read and observe

on page 32 first.

illuminates apply the brake.

Natural gas operation

Read and observe

on page 32 first.

illuminates - the vehicle is running on natural gas.

Read and observe

on page 32 first.

illuminates the main beam or the headlight flasher is switched on.

Automatic transmission

Read and observe

on page 32 first.

Gearbox overheated
The warning light is only shown in the MAXI DOTdisplay.
Illuminates
Illuminates

Gearbox overheated. Stop! Log book!


STOP VEHICLE GEARBOX OVERHEAT
Gearbox overheated.
GEARBOX OVERHEATED

do not continue to drive! Stop the vehicle and turn off the engine.

You can continue your journey as soon as the warning light disappears.
If the warning light does not go out, do not continue driving. Seek help from a
specialist garage.
Transmission problem
The warning light is only shown in the MAXI DOTdisplay.

Gearbox faulty. Workshop!


GEARBOX FAULTY WORKSHOP
Error: gearbox. Reverse gear not available.
GEARBOX ERROR REV_ GEAR NOT AVAIL
Error: gearbox
GEARBOX ERROR

Seek help from a specialist garage.

Rear seat belt warning light

Main beam

Illuminates
Illuminates
Illuminates

Read and observe

on page 32 first.

illuminates a rear seat belt is not fastened.


illuminates a rear seat belt is fastened.
When the seat belt is fastened/unfastened, the particular light lights up briefly
and indicates the current belt status!

Generator

Read and observe

on page 32 first.

illuminates the battery is not being charged whilst the engine is running.
Seek help from a specialist garage.
CAUTION
If in addition to the light the light lights up while driving, stop driving risk of engine damage! Switch off the engine and seek assistance from a specialist garage.

Coolant

Read and observe

on page 32 first.

Coolant level too low


Illumi- Check coolant! Log book!
ENGINE COOLANT PLEASE CHECK
nates
Stop

the vehicle, switch off the engine, and check the coolant level
page 199, Checking the coolant level.

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If the coolant level is within the specified range and the warning light illuminated again after ignition on, then there may be a malfunction of the cooling
fan.
Switch off the ignition.
Check the fuse for the radiator

fan, replace if necessary.

If the coolant level and the fan fuse are OK and the warning light illuminates
again after ignition on do not continue to drive!
Seek help from a specialist garage.
Coolant temperature too high
Illumi- Engine overheat. Stop! Owner's Manual!
ENGINE OVERHEAT STOP
nates
Stop

the vehicle and turn off the engine.


Continue your journey only after the warning light has disappeared.

Engine oil pressure too low

Read and observe

on page 32 first.

flashes the engine oil pressure is too low.

Oil pressure: stop! Owner's Manual!


STOP VEHICLE OIL PRESSURE

Stop the vehicle, switch off the engine, and check the engine oil level.
Even if the oil level is correct, do not drive any further if the warning light is
flashing. Also do not leave the engine running at an idling speed.
Seek help from a specialist garage.
CAUTION
If for some reason it is not possible to top up the engine oil under the current
circumstances, do not continue driving! Switch off the engine and seek assistance from a specialist garage.

Engine oil level

Read and observe

Using the system

the vehicle, switch off the engine, and check the engine oil level, top up
if necessary.

The warning light will go out if the bonnet is left open for more than 30 seconds. If no engine oil has been replenished, the warning light will come on
again after driving about 100 km.
Engine oil level too high
Illumi- Reduce oil level!
OIL LEVEL TOO HIGH
nates
Stop

on page 32 first.

the vehicle, switch off the engine, and check the engine oil level.

In the event of a high oil level, seek assistance from a specialist garage.
Fault on the engine oil level sensor
Illumi- Oil sensor: workshop!
OIL SENSOR WORKSHOP
nates
Seek help from a specialist garage.
CAUTION
If for some reason it is not possible to top up the engine oil under the current
circumstances, do not continue driving! Switch off the engine and seek assistance from a specialist garage.

Lamp failure

Read and observe

on page 32 first.

illuminates one of the lamps is defective. A message will appear concerning the affected lamp.
An example message in the display of the instrument cluster
Check right dipped headlight beam!
DIPPED HEADLIGHT CHECK RIGHT

Diesel particulate filter (diesel engine)

Engine oil level too low


Illumi- Oil level: add oil!
ADD OIL
nates

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Stop

Read and observe

on page 32 first.

The diesel particulate filter separates the soot particles from the exhaust. The
soot particles collect in the diesel particulate filter where they are burnt on a
regular basis.
illuminates the filter is clogged with soot.

To clean the filter, and where traffic conditions permit , drive as follows for
at least 15 minutes or until the indicator light goes out.
Gear 4 or gear 5 engaged (automatic gearbox: Position D/S).
Vehicle speed at least 70 km/h.
Engine speed between 1800-2500 rpm.
If the filter is properly cleaned, the warning light extinguishes.
If the filter is not properly cleaned, the warning light does not go out and
the warning light begins to flash.
Particulate filter: owner's manual!
PARTICLE FILTER OWNER MANUAL

Seek help from a specialist garage.


WARNING
Always adjust the speed and driving style to the actual weather, road, terrain and traffic conditions.
The diesel particulate filter reaches very high temperatures - there is a
fire hazard and serious injury could be caused. Therefore, never stop the
vehicle at places where the underside of your vehicle can come into contact
with flammable materials such as dry grass, undergrowth, leaves, spilled
fuel or such like.

CAUTION
As long as the warning light illuminates, one must take into account an
increased fuel consumption and a power reduction of the engine.
Using diesel fuel with an increased sulphur content can considerably reduce
the life of the diesel particle filter. A KODA partner will be able to tell you
which countries use diesel fuel with a high sulphur content.

Fill up the windscreen washer fluid.


High beam assistant

Read and observe

on page 32 first.

illuminates the high beam assistant is activated page 71, High-beam


assistant (Light Assist).

START-STOP system

Read and observe

on page 32 first.

The warning lights indicates the state of the START STOP system
page 124, START-STOPsystem.

Display of a low temperature

Read and observe

on page 32 first.

illuminates the outside temperature is below +4 C.


WARNING
Even at temperatures of around +4 C, black ice may still be on the road
surface! You should therefore not only rely on the outside temperature display for accurate information as to whether there is ice on the road.

Note
We encourage you to avoid constant short journeys. This will improve the combustion process of the soot particles in the diesel particulate filter.

Windscreen washer fluid level

Read and observe

on page 32 first.

illuminates the windscreen washer fluid level is too low.

Water in the fuel filter (diesel engine)

Read and observe

on page 32 first.

The fuel filter with water separator, filters out dirt and water from the fuel.
If too much water is present in the separator, the following information appears on the instrument cluster display.
The warning light is only shown in the MAXI DOTdisplay.
Illuminates

Water in fuel filter. Owner's Manual!


WATER IN FUEL FILTER

Seek help from a specialist garage.

Add washer fluid!


WASHER FLUID PLEASE TOP UP
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Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

Read and observe

on page 32 first.

Conditions of the ACC system


The warning lights indicate the condition of the ACC system
page 150.

Distance warning (Front Assist)

Read and observe

on page 32 first.

illuminates the safe distance to the vehicle in front is below the minimum.
Information on the Front Assist system page 155.

Advance warning/emergency brake (Front Assist)

Read and observe

on page 32 first.

illuminates the system has recognized the risk of a collision or automatically triggered an emergency braking manoeuvre.
Information on the Front Assist system page 155.

Information system
Driver information system

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


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Door, luggage compartment or bonnet warning


Auto-check control
Overspeed warning at 120 km/h
Gear recommendation

Depending on the vehicle's equipment, the information system vie the display
of the instrument cluster provides the following information.
Driving data (multifunction display) page 41.
Data relating to the Maxi DOT display page 45.
Service interval display page 49.
Selector lever positions for an automatic gearbox page
Information and alerts in the Assist systems page 135.

129.

WARNING
Concentrate fully at all times on your driving! As the driver, you are fully responsible for the operation of your vehicle.

OFF ROADmode

Read and observe

on page 32 first.

illuminates the conditions for the engagement of OFF ROADmode are met.
flashes the hill descent assistant is engaged at the moment.
For more information about OFF ROAD mode page 138, OFF ROAD-mode.

Service

Read and observe

on page 32 first.

illuminates note regarding a due service appointment page 49, Service


interval display.

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Using the system

Door, luggage compartment or bonnet warning

Read and observe

on page 40 first.

If at least one door is open, or the boot or bonnet is open, the display indicates
the relevant open door or boot/bonnet.
An acoustic signal will also sound if you drive the vehicle above 6 km/h when a
door is open.

Auto-check control

Read and observe

on page 40 first.

Certain functions and conditions of individual vehicle systems are checked


continuously when the ignition is switched on.

As long as the faults are not rectified the messages are always shown. After
they are displayed for the first time, the warning lights (danger) or (warning) continue to be indicated without information for the driver.

Overspeed warning at 120 km/h

Read and observe

on page 40 first.

This function only applies to certain countries.


An audible warning signal will sound when the vehicle speed exceeds 120
km/h. The audible warning signal is switched off when the vehicle speed falls
below 120 km/h.

Gear recommendation
Fig. 29
Information on the selected
gear / Gear recommendation

For vehicles with automatic transmission the recommended gear will be


shown provided the mode for manual switching (Tiptronic) is selected.
WARNING
The driver is always responsible for selecting the correct gear in different
driving situations, such as overtaking.

Driving data (Multifunction display)

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


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Operation
Information overview
Warning when exceeding the set speed
Memory
The driving data display is only possible with the ignition switched on.
After the ignition is switched on, the function that was last selected before
switching off the ignition is displayed.

For vehicles with a MAXI DOT display, the menu item Driving data must be selected and confirmed in the main menu page 44.

Read and observe

on page 40 first.

A suitable gear is engaged, and if necessary a recommendation to shift to high


or lower gear is displayed.
A suitably engaged gear helps to reduce the fuel consumption and assist the
service life and reliability of the engine.

The setting of the units and the switching on / off the display of some information is available possible in the Infotainment Owners Manual Infotainment, chapter CAR - Vehicle Settings.
WARNING
Concentrate fully at all times on your driving! As the driver, you are fully responsible for the operation of your vehicle.

Display Fig. 29
Optimal gear engaged
Recommended gear
Recommended gear
Besides showing the engaged gear, the arrow icon and the recommended
gear are displayed.
For instance, if appears in this display, this means it is recommended that
you shift from 3rd into 4th gear.

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If you drive more efficiently this value can increase.

Operation

With G-TEC vehicles, the following details are displayed.

Total range
Range with
Range with

natural gas
gasoline

Average fuel consumption


The indication is calculated continuously since the last deletion of the memory.
After erasing the memory, no data will appear for the first 100 m driven.
With G-TEC vehicles, the average consumption of fuel currently being used is
displayed.
Fig. 30 Buttons/dial: on the control lever/multifunction steering wheel

Read and observe

on page 41 first.

The selection as well as the settings of the data values can be operated with
the buttons on the operating lever as well as on the multi-function steering
wheel Fig. 30.
Description of the operation

Current fuel consumption


You can use this information to adapt your driving style to the desired fuel
consumption.
When the vehicle is stationary or slowly moving the fuel consumption is displayed in l/h (on models for some countries the following appears --,- km/l).
With G-TEC-vehicles running on natural gas fuel consumption is displayed
kg/h.

Button /
dial

Action

Operation

With G-TEC vehicles, the current consumption of fuel currently being used is
displayed.

Briefly press at the top


or bottom

Select data / set data values

Press briefly

View information / confirm specification

Oil temperature
If the engine oil temperature is in the range 80-110 C, the engine operating
temperature is reached.

Turn upwards or downwards

Select data / set data values

Press briefly

View information / confirm specification

Information overview

Read and observe

on page 41 first.

Overview of driving data (depending on the vehicle equipment).


Range
The detail provides information about the distance in km, that can be travelled
with the current tank and with the same driving style.

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Using the system

If the oil temperature is lower than 80 C or above 110 C, avoid high engine
revs, full throttle and high engine loads.
If the oil temperature is lower than 50 C or if a fault in the system for checking the oil temperature is present, are displayed instead of the oil temperature.
Warning against excessive speeds
Set the speed limit, for example, for the maximum permissible speed in town
page 43.
Traffic sign recognition
The following road sign will be displayed.
Speed limits.
Overtaking prohibited.
Further information page 162, Traffic sign recognition.

Current driving speed


The display is identical to the display on the speedometer.
Average speed
The indication is calculated continuously since the last deletion of the memory.

Warning when exceeding the set speed

Read and observe

on page 41 first.

After erasing the memory, no data will appear for the first 300 m driven.

The system offers the possibility to set a speed limit beyond which an audible
alarm will sound and the following warning message appears.

Distance travelled
The distance travelled since the memory was last erased is displayed.

The maximum distance indicated is 9999 km. The indicator is automatically set
back to zero if this period is exceeded.

Adjust the speed limit while the vehicle is stationary


Select the menu item Warning at at () or () and confirm.
Set the desired speed limit.
Confirm the set value, or wait several seconds; your settings will be saved
automatically.

Driving time
The time travelled since the memory was last erased is displayed.
The maximum distance indicated is 99 hours and 59 minutes. The indicator is
automatically set back to zero if this period is exceeded.
Convenience consumers
There, the total consumption of all consumer comfort in l / h is displayed.
Along with the consumption data, a list of the three consumers with the largest share of fuel consumption (e.g. air conditioning and similar devices) is displayed.
Refuelling amount1)
After the consumption of about 10 litres of fuel from the fully refuelled tank,
an amount of fuel is displayed in l. This amount can now be safely refilled.
Natural gas quality
The details of the quality of natural gas are displayed as a percentage of between 70% to 100%.
The higher the value of natural gas, the lower is the consumption.

Speed ... exceeded.


SPEED TOO HIGH

The speed limit can be set in 5 km/h intervals.


Adjusting the speed limit while the vehicle is moving

Select the menu item Warning at at () or () and confirm.


Drive at the desired speed.
Confirm the current speed as the speed limit.
The set speed limit can be manually adjusted later if needed.
Deactivate speed limit
Select the menu item Warning at at () or () and confirm.
Confirm the stored value of the speed limits.
The speed limit will be disabled.
The speed limit set mode is stored even after the ignition is switched off and
on. After a gap between driving exceeding 2 hours, the pre-set speed limit is
deactivated.

Coolant temperature
If the coolant temperature is in the range 80-110 C, the engine operating temperature is reached.
If the temperature lies below 80 C or above 110 C, avoid high engine revs, full
throttle and high engine loads.

1)

Only valid for some countries.

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Memory
Fig. 31
Memory display: MAXI DOT display ()/segment display ()

Select memory
Select the driving data information desired.
Confirm details again to select the desired memory.
Resetting
Select the driving data information desired.
Select the desired memory.
Reset the selected memory with a long acknowledgement (holding pressed).
Note
Disconnecting the vehicle battery will delete all memory data.

Read and observe

on page 41 first.

Following driving data is stored in three locations.


Average fuel consumption.
Distance driven.
Average speed.
Driving time.

Display of the selected memory in the display at position A Fig. 31 .


Since start ( ) Or 1 ( )
The memory collates the driving information from the moment the ignition is
switched on until it is switched off.
New data will also flow into the calculation of the current driving information if
the trip is continued within 2 hours after switching off the ignition.
If the trip is interrupted for more than 2 hours, the memory is automatically
erased.
Long-term ( ) And 2 ( )
The memory gathers driving information from any number of individual journeys up to a total of 99 hours and 59 minutes driving or 9999 kilometres driven.
The indicator is automatically set back to zero if one of the indicated values is
exceeded.
Since refuel ( ) or 3 ( )
The memory gathers driving information since the last refuelling.
The memory is erased automatically the next time you fill up.

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MAXI DOT display

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Main menu
Operation using the operating lever
Operation using the multifunction steering wheel
Menu itemNavigation
Menu itemAudio
Menu itemTelephone
Menu itemAssist systems
Menu item Lap timer (Stop watch)
Compass point display
Eco-tips

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The MAXI DOT display (hereinafter referred to as display) is a user interface


which, depending on the equipment configuration, delivers information about
the Infotainment, the multifunction display, the assistance systems, etc.
WARNING
Concentrate fully at all times on your driving! As the driver, you are fully responsible for the operation of your vehicle.

Main menu

Read and observe

Operation using the operating lever


on page 44 first.

Fig. 32
Buttons: on the operating lever

Call up the main menu


Press and hold the button A on the operating lever Fig. 32 on page 45.
or

Press and hold the dial

G on the multifunction steering wheel Fig. 33 on

page 46.

Main menu items (depending on vehicle equipment)


Driving data page 41
Assist systems page 48
Navigation page 46
Audio page 47
Telephone page 47;
Vehicle page 40, Auto-check control
Lap timer page 48, Menu item Lap timer (Stop watch)
The menus can be opened using the buttons on the control lever Fig. 32 on
page 45 or on the multi-function steering wheel Fig. 33 on page 46.
Note
If warning messages are displayed, these messages must first be confirmed
to access the main menu.
For vehicles with Infotainment, the language of the MAXI DOT display can be
set in the Infotainment Owners Manual Infotainment, chapter Device settings (SETUP key) .
For vehicles without infotainment, the language of the MAXI DOT displays
can only be adjusted by a specialist garage.

Read and observe

on page 44 first.

Description of the operation by means of the buttons on the operating lever


Button
A

Action
Briefly press at the top
or bottom
Press top
or bottom
Press briefly

Operation
Switch between menu items / menus
Display main menu
Confirm menu item / menu

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Operation using the multifunction steering wheel

Button /
dial
F

Action
Press briefly
Press and hold button
Press briefly

Fig. 33 Buttons/dials: on the multifunction steering wheel

Read and observe

on page 44 first.
Turn down

Description of the operation by means of the buttons/dials on the multifunction steering wheel
Button /
dial

Action
Press briefly

Press and hold button


Press briefly
B

Turn up
Turn down
Press briefly
Press and hold button

Press briefly
Press and hold button

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Press briefly

Using the system

Turn up

Operation
Voice control on/off / Sound off /on
(applies to vehicles without voice control)
Activate the voice control of
theSmartLinka) function (if supported
by the connected device)
Switch sound on/off / Switch track
playback on/off
Increase volume
Decrease volume
To the next radio channel or change
to the playback track
Fast forward within the track
to the previous radio channel or
change to the playback trackb)
Fast reverse within the track
Select menu item Assist systems
page 48

a)
b)

Press briefly
Press and hold button

Operation
Take the call / end the call / Menu Telephone display / display call list / call
the selected contact
Reject call / Redial last call
Confirm menu item / menu / Repeat
the last navigation announcement or
clarify / interrupt traffic report
Previous menu item / trackb) / Show
available list (e.g. list of available
channels, list of the last destinations,
call list)
Next menu item / track / View available list (e.g. List of available channels,
list the last destinations, call list)
Return to a previous level in the menu
Display main menu

Infotainment Owner's Manual


Valid for pressing within about 4 s from the beginning of the given track. Pressing after about 4 seconds
from the beginning of the track, starts the playback from the beginning of the track.

Note
Depending on equipment not all functions may be available. The system indicates this through a text message on the display.

Menu itemNavigation

Read and observe

on page 44 first.

Select menu item Navigation


Select and confirm Navigation in the main menu.
Route guidance takes place
Graphical driving recommendations and other route and destination information are displayed after selection.
No route guidance is carried out
A compass/vehicle symbol is shown to display the current vehicle position in
relation to the compass after selection.

Then turn dial G Fig. 33 on page 46 on the multifunction steering wheel to


display the Last destinations menu.
The menu shows the Home address menu item and a list of recent destinations.
When you select one of the menu items, the destination name and the following items are displayed.
OK - Start navigation
Cancel - Return to the Navigation menu the compass/vehicle symbol will be
displayed
If the home address is not defined when the menu item Home address is selected, the following message appears: Please enter the home address on the infotainment system.

The system displays a call list.


If the call list includes no entries, the following message appears No entries available.
The following symbols are displayed next to each entry in the call list.
Incoming call
Outgoing call
Missed call
Outgoing call
Cancel - Ends the call
Incoming call
Answer Accept incoming call
Reject Reject incoming call
Ignore - Mute the ringer (this option is only available if there is no other call)

Menu itemAudio

Read and observe

on page 44 first.

Select menu item Audio


Select and confirm Audio in the main menu.
The following information can be displayed in the display.
Radio
Currently played station (name/frequency)
The selected frequency range (e.g. FM) optionally with the number of the
station button (e.g. FM3), if the station is stored in the memory list
List of available station (if more than 5 stations can be received)
TP traffic announcements.
Media
Name of the track being played, if necessary, further information regarding
title (e.g. artist, album name), if this information is stored as a so called ID3
tag on the audio source.

Menu itemTelephone

Read and observe

on page 44 first.

Select menu item Telephone


Select and confirm Telephone in the main menu.
Turn the dial G Fig. 33 on page 46.

1)

Ongoing conversation or conference call


Hang up - End a call
Hold Hold a call
Continue Continue held call
Mic. off Microphone off
Mic. on Microphone on
Private Switch the call to the telephone
Hands-free Toggles the call to the device

Ongoing and held call


Hang up End an ongoing call
Call wait. Switch to a held call
Conference Make a conference call1)
Mic. off Microphone off
Mic. on Microphone on
Private Switch ongoing call to the telephone
Hands-free Switch ongoing call to the device
Symbols in the display
Charge status of the telephone battery1)
Signal strength1)
A telephone is connected to the unit

This function is only supported by some mobile phones.

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Missed calls (if there are several missed calls, the number of calls is shown
next to the symbol)
Switch-off microphone

Menu itemAssist systems

Read and observe

on page 44 first.

Select menu item Assist systems


Select and confirm Assist systems in the main menu.
or

Press the button on the multi-function steering wheel .


In the menu item Assist systems, the Front Assist and Lane Departure Warning
(Lane Assist) systems can be enabled/disabled.

Menu item Lap timer (Stop watch)

Read and observe

on page 44 first.

Select menu item Lap timer


Select and confirm Lap timer in the main menu.
The Lap timer function offers the possibility of calculating the lap time, for example when driving on a race course. The measured time is shown in the display.

During timing, information about the fastest and the last lap time are also
shown in the display.
Measure split time
During the timing, select the menu item Split time. The split time data is displayed for about 5 seconds in the display.
The split time can be measured repeatedly during a round.
Stop measurement
During the timing, press the menu item Stop.
The time measurement is stopped, the following functions are now available.
Continue - Continue measurement of the current lap time
New lap - Start measurement of the next lap time.
Abort lap - Cancel the timer (the aborted lap time is not stored)
Hang up - End timing (the aborted lap time is stored)

Evaluate recorded times


Select the menu item Lap timer - Statistics.
The following information is displayed.

Fastest: - The fastest lap


Slowest: - The slowest lap
Average: - The average lap time
Overall time: - The total of all the

The calculated times are displayed in minutes, seconds and tenths of seconds.

WARNING
Concentrate fully at all times on your driving! As the driver, you are fully
responsible for the operation of your vehicle.
Only use the Lap timer when you are in any traffic situation where you have
full control over the vehicle.

The following functions are available.


Start - start the timing manually or continue the interrupted measurement
Since start - Start the timer automatically upon start-up
Statistics - Evaluate and reset the measured times
Time measurement
Manually start the measurement
Select the menu item Lap timer - Start.
Start the measurement automatically
Select the menu item Lap timer - Since start. Timing will begin automatically
when starting up.
Start timing of next round
the menu item New lap during timing.

Select

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lap times

Reset measured times


Select the menu item Lap timer - Statistics - Reset.

Note
The system allows the measurement of up to 11 lap times.
Individual lap times are no longer measured after 99 hours, 59 minutes and
59 seconds. After this time has been reached, a new lap time is automatically
measured.
The measured times cannot be reset individually.
If the measured times are not reset, then these are stored even after turning
off the ignition.

Compass point display


Fig. 34
Compass display

Service interval display

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Displaying the distance and days until the next service interval
Service messages
Resetting the service interval display

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The service interval display shows the time and mileage to the next service
event.

Read and observe

on page 44 first.

Applies to vehicles with factory-installed navigation system.


In the display when the ignition is on, an arrow symbol as well as an abbreviation for the corresponding direction (in relation to the current direction of travel) are displayed Fig. 34.

The information regarding the service intervals can be found in the service
schedule.

Displaying the distance and days until the next service interval
Fig. 35
Button in the instrument cluster

Note
The direction indicator can be displayed at the top or bottom of the screen displayed in response to further information.

Eco-tips

Read and observe

on page 44 first.

To minimise fuel consumption, fuel economy tips can appear in the display.
Eco tips are indicated next to the letters ECO-TIP.
For instance, if the air-conditioning is on and a window is open, the following
message appears ECO TIP Air conditioning switched on: close windows.
Enable/disable Owners Manual Infotainment, chapter CAR - vehicle settings.

Switch on the ignition.


Press and hold the button
Release the button A .

A Fig. 35 until the Service is shown in the display.

In the display the symbol appears for 4 seconds and the following message
for the kilometre or days to the next service appointment.
Oil service / Inspection /
OIL SERV_ IN OR INSPECT_ IN OR
The details regarding the remaining kilometres and days to wait until the next
scheduled service can also be displayed in the Infotainment Owners Manual
Infotainment, chapter CAR - vehicle settings.

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Service messages
Messages before reaching the scheduled service date
Before the next service date has been reached, after switching on the ignition,
the symbol as well as a message about the mileage or days until the next
service event appears in the display.

SmartGate

Introduction
Fig. 36
KODA websites

Messages upon reaching scheduled service date


Once the service interval is reached, the icon appears in the display after the
ignition is switched on, as well as the following message, for example.
Oil service now!
OIL SERVICE NOW
or

Inspection now!
INSPECTION NOW

or

Oil service and inspection now!


OIL SERVICE + INSP_ NOW

Resetting the service interval display


We recommend that the display reset is completed by a specialist garage.
We recommend that you do not reset the service interval display yourself. Incorrectly setting the service interval display could cause problems to the vehicle.
Variable service interval
For vehicles with variable service intervals, after resetting the oil change service display in a specialist garage, the values of the new service interval are displayed, which are based on the previous operating conditions of the vehicle.
These values are then continuously matched according to the actual operating
conditions of the vehicle.

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Using the system

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Connection to SmartGate using Wi-Fi
Connection to SmartGate using Wi-Fi Direct
SmartGate web interface
Password/PIN code change

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SmartGate is a system that transmits certain driving data (such as fuel consumption, speed or similar) via Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct.
The KODA compatible communications device (e.g. phone, tablet, notebook)
offer the possibility to further transmit the received data.
More information on available applications, a list of compatible communication
devices and on SmartGate can be found on the KODA website Fig. 36.
http://www.skoda-auto.com
WARNING
The general binding country-specific regulations for operating communication devices in the vehicle must be observed.
Never leave a communication device in the deployment area of an airbag,
on a seat, on the dash panel or any another area, from which it can be
thrown during a sudden braking manoeuvre, an accident or a collision - risk
of injury!
Never connect or disconnect a communication device while driving - risk
of accident!

CAUTION
To increase the access security to the transmitted vehicle data, once the
KODA application has been started, you are requested to change the password/PIN code if the default password/PIN code has not yet been changed
page 52, Password/PIN code change. It is not possible to start the KODA
application without changing it.
KODA accepts no responsibility for any problems caused by incompatibility
or improper functioning of the communication devices.

Note
The KODA applications, support communications devices with the Android
operating system version 4.x.x and later and iOS 7.x.x and higher.

Connection to SmartGate using Wi-Fi

Read and observe

and

on page 50 first.

Connecting to an Android communication device


Switch on the ignition.
Switch on the Wi-Fi on the communication device to be connected.
Start the SmartGate application using the communication device to be connected.
Then follow the instructions in the manual, which are included in the
SmartGate application.
With SmartGate, a maximum of four communication devices can be connected
simultaneously using Wi-Fi, with as many launched KODA applications as required.
Connecting to an iOS communication device
Switch on the ignition.
Switch on the Wi-Fi on the communication device to be connected.
Allow the communication device to be connected to search for available WiFi networks (see the Owner's Manual for the communication device to be
connected).
In the menu of the detected networks select SmartGate_...1) or DIRECT
SmartGate_...1).
Enter the password page 52.

1)

With SmartGate, a maximum of four communication devices can be connected


simultaneously using Wi-Fi. In these communication devices, up to four KODA
applications can be started simultaneously.
Disconnection
The connection can be switched off in one of the following ways.

Switch off the ignition for longer than 5 seconds (for vehicles with a starter
button, switch off the engine and open the driver's door).

End the connection in the SmartGate application.


Switch off the Wi-Fi on the connected communication device.
Automatic connection
If the communication device once had a connection with SmartGate, then the
connection is automatically restored under the following conditions.

The ignition is switched on.


The Wi-Fi on the communication device to be connected is switched on.
The communication device to be connected stores the password required
for the connection check.

Connection to SmartGate using Wi-Fi Direct

Read and observe

and

on page 50 first.

This type of connection is intended for communication devices running the


Android operating system.
Connection set-up
Switch on the ignition.
Start the SmartGate application using the communication device to be connected.
Then follow the instructions in the manual, which are included in the
SmartGate application.
With SmartGate, a maximum of two communication devices can be connected
simultaneously using Wi-Fi Direct, with as many launched KODA applications
as required.
If you want to connect to SmartGate in another vehicle, you must first end the
existing connection to the SmartGate application and then re-establish the
connection.

The last 6 characters of the VIN vehicle identification number of your vehicle are displayed at position ....

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Disconnection
The connection can be switched off in one of the following ways.

Switch off the ignition for longer than 5 seconds (for vehicles with a starter

Changing the password for the Wi-Fi connection

Open the SmartGate web interface.


In the WPA / WPA2 key: menu item, enter the new password (8 to 63 alphanumeric characters and special characters, small and capital letters).

button, switch off the engine and open the driver's door).
End the connection in the SmartGate application.
Switch off the Wi-Fi on the connected communication device.

Confirm the password change by tapping on the Save interface.


Restart SmartGate by tapping on the Reboot interface.

Automatic connection
If the communication device once had a connection with SmartGate, then the
connection is automatically restored after the ignition is started.

Open the SmartGate web interface.


In the WiFi Direct PIN: menu item, enter the new PIN code (6 digits).
Confirm the PIN code change by tapping on the Save interface.
Restart SmartGate by tapping on the Reboot interface.

Read and observe

and

on page 50 first.

SmartGate parameters can be set in the SmartGate web interface.


The following address must be entered via Wi-Fi in the web browser of the
connected communication device.
HTTP://192.168.123.1
The setting changes are only effective after pressing the Save button and
then the Reboot button.

Password/PIN code change

Read and observe

and

on page 50 first.

The password for the Wi-Fi connection preset by the factory is the complete
vehicle identification number (upper case); the PIN code for the Wi-Fi Direct
connection preset by the factory is the last 6 digits of the vehicle identification
number.
After changing the password/PIN, the connection to SmartGate must be re-established on the communication device to be connected using the new password or new PIN code.
If the password/PIN code is still set to the preset factory password/PIN code,
you are requested to change the password/PIN code after starting the KODA
application. Without changing the password/PIN code, you are unable to use
the application.

1)

If the Reboot interface is not displayed, you must manually restore the web browser display.

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Changing the PIN code for the Wi-Fi Direct connection

1)

SmartGate web interface

1)

Note
If you have forgotten your password for the connection to SmartGate,
SmartGate must be reset to factory settings in a specialised workshop.

The

Unlocking and opening

The
The
The
The
The

Unlocking and locking

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Locking/unlocking using the key via the lock cylinder
Unlocking/locking with the remote control key
Unlocking / locking - KESSY
Locking and unlocking the vehicle with the central locking button
Safe securing system
Individual settings
Opening/closing a door
Child safety lock
Malfunctions

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If the doors or the luggage compartment lid remain open after the vehicle has
been locked, the turn signal lights do not flash until they have been closed.
Protection against unwanted vehicle unlocking
If the vehicle is unlocked and a door or the boot lid not opened within the next
45 seconds, the vehicle will lock again automatically and the safe securing system or anti-theft alarm system will be switched back on.
WARNING
Never leave the key in the vehicle when you exit the vehicle. Unauthorized persons, such as children, for example, could lock the car, turn on the
ignition or start the engine - there is a danger of injury and accidents!
When leaving the vehicle, never leave persons who are not completely independent, such as children, unattended in the vehicle. These individuals
might not be able to leave the vehicle on their own or to help themselves.
Can be fatal at very high or very low temperatures!

Your car is equipped with a central locking system.


The central locking system allows you to lock and unlock all doors, the fuel filler flap and the boot lid at the same time. The functions of the central locking
system can be individually adjusted page 56.
After unlocking, depending on vehicle equipment and setting the following is
valid for the central locking.
The turn signal lights flash twice as confirmation that the vehicle has been
unlocked.
An double audible signal sounds additionally on vehicles which are fitted
with the anti-theft alarm system.
The doors, the boot lid and the fuel filler flap are unlocked.
The interior lamp illuminates.
The SafeLock system is switched off.
The indicator light in the driver door stops flashing.
The exterior mirrors are set into the driving position.
The anti-theft alarm system is deactivated.

doors, the boot lid and the fuel filler flap are locked.
interior lamp goes out.
SafeLock system is switched on.
warning light in the driver door begins flashing.
exterior mirrors are folded back into the park position.
anti-theft alarm system is activated.

CAUTION
Each key contains electronic components; therefore it must be protected
against moisture and severe shocks.
Keep the groove of the keys absolutely clean. Impurities (textile fibres, dust,
etc.) have a negative effect on the functionality of the locking cylinder and ignition lock.
If the driver's door has been opened, the vehicle cannot be locked.

After locking, depending on vehicle equipment and setting the following is


valid for the central locking.
The turn signal lights flash once as confirmation that the vehicle has been
locked.
An audible signal sounds additionally on vehicles which are fitted with the
anti-theft alarm system.
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Locking/unlocking using the key via the lock cylinder


Fig. 37
Left side of the vehicle: Turning
the key for unlocking and locking
the vehicle

Depending on equipment fitted:


Boot lid unlock/unlatch (vehicles fitted with manual operation)
Luggage compartment door open/close/movement of the luggage compartment door stop (vehicles with electric operation)
A Button for folding the key in/out
B Warning light for the battery condition
If the red warning light does not flash when you press a button on the key,
the battery is discharged.
Boot lid unlock/unlatch for vehicles fitted with manual operation
By pressing briefly symbol key the boot lid unlocks.

Read and observe

and

on page 53 first.

The key allows you to unlock or lock the vehicle via the lock cylinder in the
driver's door .
Unlocking/locking the vehicle with the key Fig. 37
Unlocking the vehicle
Locking the vehicle
CAUTION
To unlock or lock the vehicle with the remote control key via the lock cylinder,
first remove the cap of the lock cylinder page 224.

Unlocking/locking with the remote control key


Fig. 38
Remote control key

Read and observe

and

on page 53 first.

Function and description of the key Fig. 38


Unlocking the vehicle
Locking the vehicle

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Press and hold the symbol key to release the lid (partially opened).
If the lid is unlocked or released with the key symbol on the key, then the
lid is automatically locked after closing. You can set a lock delay page 59.
CAUTION
The operation of the remote control may temporarily be affected by signal interference from transmitters close to the car and which operate in the same
frequency range.
The operating range of the remote control key is approx. 30 m. But this range
of the remote control can be reduced if the batteries are weak.
The battery must be replaced if the central locking does react to the remote
control at less than around 3 metres away page 223.

Note
The remote control will operate only when visual contact with the vehicle.

Unlocking / locking - KESSY

If the boot lid is closed after locking the vehicle and the key with which the
vehicle was locked remains in the luggage compartment, the lid is unlocked
(partially opened). The turn-signal lights flash four times as an indication that
the boot lid has been unlocked again. The boot lid remains released(partially
opened).
The following message is shown in the information cluster display.
Key in vehicle.
KEY IN VEHICLE
CAUTION
Some types of gloves can affect the unlocking or locking device in the door
handle.
There is no automatic locking after leaving the car.

Fig. 39 The front door handle

Read and observe

and

on page 53 first.

The KESSY system (Keyless Entry Start Exit System) enables unlocking and
locking of the vehicle without actively using the remote control key Fig. 39.

Locking and unlocking the vehicle with the central locking button
Fig. 40
Central locking button

The sensors for unlocking or locking are located in the handle of the front
door.

Unlocking
Locking

When unlocking or locking the vehicle, the key must be at a maximum distance
of approximately 1.5 m from the front door handle.
Locking
On vehicles fitted with automatic gearbox, the selector lever must be moved
into the position P before unlocking.
The vehicle cannot be locked from the outside if the ignition has not been
turned off.
After locking the car, it is not possible to unlock within the next 2 seconds by
touching the door handle. This can be used to check whether the vehicle is
locked.
Protection against inadvertently locking the key in the vehicle
If one of the doors is closed after locking the vehicle and the key with which
the vehicle was locked remains in the passenger compartment, the vehicle is
automatically unlocked. After unlocking the vehicle again, the turn-signal
lights flash four times. If no door is opened within 45 seconds, the vehicle is
automatically locked again.

Read and observe

and

on page 53 first.

When the vehicle has not been locked from outside and no door is open, the
button Fig. 40 can be used to unlock or lock the vehicle.
Locking is shown by the illuminated symbol .
The central locking system also operates if the ignition is switched off.
The following applies after locking.
Opening the doors and the boot lid from the outside is not possible.
The doors can be unlocked and opened from the inside by a single pull on the

opening lever of the respective door.

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WARNING
Doors locked from the inside make it difficult for rescuers to get into the
vehicle in an emergency danger to life!

Read and observe

and

on page 53 first.

As soon as the vehicle is locked from the outside, the safe lock prevents opening the doors from the inside.
This function is pointed out by the following message on the display of the instrument cluster after switching out the ignition.
Check SAFELOCK! Owner's Manual!
CHECK SAFELOCK
After locking the vehicle, the warning light in the driver's door flashes for
around 2 seconds in quick succession, afterwards it begins to flash evenly at
longer intervals.
Switching off
The safe lock can be switched off in one of the following ways.
By locking twice within 2 seconds.
By disabling the button for interior monitoring and anti-towing page 58.
The indicator light in the driver door flashes for about 2 seconds fast, goes out
and starts to flash at longer intervals after about 30 seconds.
If the vehicle is locked and the safe securing system is switched off, the door
can be opened separately from the inside by a single pull on opening lever.
The SafeLock switches on the next time the vehicle is locked.
WARNING
If the car is locked and the safe securing system activated, no people must
remain in the car as it will then not be possible to either unlock a door or
open a window from the inside. The locked doors make it more difficult for
rescuers to get into the vehicle in an emergency risk to life!

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Read and observe

and

on page 53 first.

The following functions of the central locking system can be set individually in
the Infotainment Owners Manual Infotainment, chapter CAR - Car settings.

Safe securing system

Individual settings

Opening a single door


The function allows you to unlock only the driver's door and the fuel filler flap
with the radio remote control. KESSY makes possible the release of individual
doors as well as the fuel filler flap, depending on the area in which the key is
located. The other doors and the boot lid are only unlocked when the unlocking is repeated.
Unlocking a vehicle side door
This function enables you to unlock both doors on the driver's side and the
fuel filler flap with the radio remote control unit. KESSY makes possible the release of both doors on one side as well as the fuel filler flap, depending on the
area in which the key is located. The other doors and the boot lid are only unlocked when the unlocking is repeated.
Unlock all doors
This function allows you to unlock all doors, the boot lid and the fuel filler flap.
Automatic locking/unlocking
The function allows you to lock all doors and the boot lid from a speed of
about 15 km/h. The button in the boot lid handle is deactivated.
Renewed automatic unlocking of all doors as well as the luggage compartment
door when removing the ignition key or by opening any of the doors. In vehicles with the system KESSY this is when any door is opened.
The vehicle can also be unlocked by pressing the Central Locking Button in
the centre console page 55.
Acoustic signals when locking / unlocking
For vehicles with an anti-theft alarm system, the acoustic signals can be enabled / disabled in the Infotainment Owners Manual Infotainment, chapter CAR - Vehicle Settings.

Opening/closing a door

Child safety lock

Fig. 41 Door handle/door opening lever

Read and observe

and

on page 53 first.

Opening from the outside


Unlock the vehicle.
Pull on the door handle A in the direction of the arrow Fig. 41.
Opening from the inside
Pull on door opening lever B of the door and push the door away from you.
Closing from the inside
Grasp pull handle C and close the door.
WARNING
Make sure that the door has closed correctly as it can open suddenly
while driving risk of death!
Only open and close the door when there is no one in the opening/closing
range risk of injury!
An opened door can close automatically if there is a strong wind or the
vehicle is on an incline risk of injury!
Never drive with the doors open - there is a risk of death!

Fig. 42 Rear door: Child safety system switch on / off

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and

on page 53 first.

The child safety lock prevents the rear door from being opened from the inside. The door can only be opened from the outside.
Switching the child safety system on/off Fig. 42
Switching on
Switching off
You can switch the child safety lock on and off using the vehicle key.

Malfunctions

Read and observe

and

on page 53 first.

Fault with the central locking


If the warning light in the driver's door initially flashes quickly for around 2 seconds, and then lights up for 30 seconds without interruption before flashing
again slowly, you will need to seek the assistance of a specialist garage.
If the central locking system has failed, only the driver's door can be
locked/unlocked using the key. The other doors and the boot lid can be manually locked or unlocked.
Locking/unlocking the driver's door page 224.
Locking door page 224.
Unlocking the boot lid page 224.

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Failure of the system KESSY


If the following message is displayed in the display of the instrument cluster,
then help is required from a specialist company.
Keyless access system faulty.
KEYLESS ACCESS SYSTEM FAULTY
Key battery discharged
If the voltage of the key battery is too low, the following message appears in
the display of the instrument cluster.
Change the key battery!
KEY BATTERY PLEASE CHANGE
Replace the battery page 223.

CAUTION
Before leaving the vehicle, it must be checked that all of the windows, doors
and the sliding/tilting roof are locked in order to ensure the full functionality of
the anti-theft alarm system.
Note
The alarm system has its own power source. The working life of the power
supply source is 5 years.

Interior monitor and towing protection

Anti-theft alarm system

Switching off the alarm


The alarm is turned off by pressing the button on the key or switching on
the ignition.

Fig. 43
Button for interior monitor and
towing protection

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Interior monitor and towing protection

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The anti-theft alarm system (hereinafter referred to as alarm system) increases protection against theft and break-in attempts into the vehicle.
The anti-theft alarm system is activated automatically approximately 30 seconds after the vehicle is locked. This is automatically disabled after release.
The alarm system triggers audible and visual signals if an attempt is made to
break into the vehicle (hereafter referred to as alarm).
Triggering the alarm
The alarm is triggered when the following unauthorized actions are carried out
on the locked vehicle.
Opening the bonnet.
Opening the boot lid.
Opening the doors.
Manipulation of the ignition lock.
Towing the vehicle.
Movement in the vehicle.
Sudden and significant voltage drop of the electrical system.
Uncoupling the trailer.
If the driver's door of a vehicle is unlocked and opened by the lock cylinder,
then the alarm is triggered.

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Using the system

Read and observe

on page 58 first.

The interior monitor detects movements inside the locked vehicle and then
triggers the alarm.
The anti-towing detects tilts in the locked vehicle and then triggers the alarm.
Deactivate the interior monitor and the towing protection if there is a possibility of the alarm being triggered by movements (e.g. by children or animals)
within the vehicle interior or if the vehicle has to be transported (e.g. by train
or ship) or towed.
Deactivating
Switch off the ignition.
Open the driver door.
Press the symbol key on the B column of the driver's side Fig. 43.
The illumination of the symbol in the button changes from red to orange.

Lock the vehicle within 30 seconds.

By disabling the interior monitoring and the anti-towing the safe lock is
switched off.

Boot lid opening/closing

CAUTION
The opened glasses storage compartment reduces the effectiveness of the interior monitor. To ensure the full functionality of the interior monitor, the
glasses storage compartment must always be closed before locking the vehicle.

Luggage compartment lid

Introduction
Fig. 44 Opening / closing tailgate

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Boot lid opening/closing
Delayed locking of the boot lid

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When closing the boot lid does do not press on the rear window.
Ensure that the lock is properly engaged after closing the luggage compartment lid.
The function of the button in the grip above the licence plate is deactivated
when starting off or at a speed of 5 km/hour or more for vehicles with central
locking. The function is restored after the vehicle stops and the door is
opened.
WARNING
Never drive with the luggage compartment lid fully opened or slightly ajar
otherwise exhaust gases may get into the interior of the vehicle risk of
poisoning!
Make sure that when closing the boot lid, no body parts are crushed there is danger of injury!

Read and observe

on page 59 first.

For vehicles without the KESSY after unlocking the vehicle, the boot lid can be
opened with the button in the handle above the number plate.
Opening
Press the button A in the direction of arrow 1 Fig. 44.
Raise the lid in the direction of the arrow 2 .
Closing
Grasp the mount B and lift in the direction of arrow 3 .

Delayed locking of the boot lid

Read and observe

on page 59 first.

If the boot lid is unlocked with the symbol key on the key, then the door is
automatically locked after closing.
The period after which the boot lid is locked automatically can be extended by
a specialist garage.
CAUTION
There is a risk of unwanted entry into the vehicle before the boot lid is locked
automatically. We therefore recommend locking the vehicle with the symbol
key on the key.

Unlocking and opening

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Electric boot lid

Operating description

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Operating description
Set the top position of the lid
Malfunctions

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The boot lid (hereinafter referred to as lid) can be operated electrically and
manually in the event of an emergency page 61.
If the lid hits an obstacle when opening or closing, it stops and an audible signal sounds. When closing the flap is lifted additionally.

Fig. 45 Lid operation

WARNING
Ensure that the lock is properly engaged after closing the lid. Otherwise,
the lid might open suddenly while the vehicle is moving, even if the lid was
locked risk of accident!
Never drive with the lid open or unlatched, as otherwise exhaust gases
may get into the interior of the vehicle risk of poisoning!
Only open and close the lid when there is no one in the opening/closing
range risk of injury!
Make sure that when closing the lid, no body parts are crushed risk of
injury!

CAUTION
Do not attempt to close the lid manually during an electrical closing process there is a risk of damaging the electric lid operation system.
CAUTION
Before opening or closing the lid, check if there are any objects in the opening or closing range which could obstruct the movement (e.g. a load on the
roof rack or on the trailer, etc.) risk of causing damage to the lid!
In certain circumstances, if the lid is loaded (e.g by a thick layer of snow), the
opening process of the lid can be interrupted. Remove the snow from the lid to
re-enable the electrical operation.
If the lid closes automatically (e.g. under load of snow), you will hear an intermittent beep.
Always close the flap before disconnecting the battery.

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Using the system

Fig. 46 Button for the lid operation / button on the key

Read and observe

and

on page 60 first.

Open flap
The lid can be opened by pressing one of the following elements.
Handle A Fig. 45.
Button C Fig. 46.
Symbol button on the remote control key (for about 1 s).
Close the flap
The lid can be closed by pressing one of the following elements.
Button B Fig. 45.
Handle A Fig. 45.

Stop lid movement


The lid movement can be stopped by pressing one of the following operating
elements.
Button B Fig. 45.
Button C Fig. 46.
Symbol button on the remote control key (for about 1 s).
Handle A Fig. 45.

Malfunctions

Read and observe

and

Examples of operational malfunctions


Description of the malfuncPossible solutions
tion

When opening the lid using the symbol key on the key or the button C
Fig. 46 an acoustic signal sounds.

The lid cannot be opened

Note
If you rapidly enter the vehicle during the opening or closing process of the
boot lid, the whole vehicle may jerk and as a result the movement of the lid
can be interrupted.

The lid does not react to an


opening signal

Set the top position of the lid

Read and observe

and

on page 60 first.

If the space for opening the lid is restricted (e.g. height of garage) or for more
convenient operation (e.g. according to a person's height), it is possible to adjust the top position of the boot lid.
Adjusting
Stop the lid in the desired position (electrically or manually).
Press and hold the button B Fig. 45 on page 60 for longer than 3 seconds.
The setting of the lid top position is confirmed by an acoustic signal.
Delete

Carefully raise the flap manually to the limit.


Press and hold the button B Fig. 45 on page 60 for longer than 3 seconds.
An audible signal is emitted. The original position is deleted and the top lid position is set.
Note
The top position which is reached when the lid opens automatically, is always
lower than the maximum top position which can be reached when the lid is
opened manually.

on page 60 first.

The lid remains in the top


position
The lid is open and the battery was disconnected

Unlocking the lid page 224


Removing a possible obstacle (e.g. snow), reopening the lid page 60
Press handle A Fig. 45 on page 60 and pull
the lid upwards
Manual closing of the lid

Close manually
Close the door slowly and completely. It must be ensured that when pressing
the lid into the lock, pressure is applied to the centre edge of the lid above the
KODA logo.

Window operations

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Mechanical window lefter
Electric window lifters
Opening/closing the windows in the front passenger door and in the rear
doors
Force limit
Window convenience operation
Malfunctions

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The windows can be operated mechanically by means of the handle attached


to the respective door panel.

Unlocking and opening

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The windows can be operated electrically from the following locations; all windows from the driver's seat and also via the buttons for the windows in the
passenger door or the rear doors.
WARNING
The windows should be closed carefully risk of injury!
CAUTION
In the event that the windows are frozen, first of all remove the ice
page 184, Windows and external mirrors and only then operate the window
lift. Otherwise, the window sealing and the window lift mechanism could be
damaged.
Make sure that the windows are closed whenever you leave the locked vehicle.

Read and observe

and

on page 62 first.

Using the respective window crank only one window can be operated mechanically.
Opening
Lift the crank in the direction of arrow A Fig. 47.
Closing

Turn the crank in the direction of the arrow

B Fig. 47.

Electric window lifters


Fig. 48
Buttons for window levers

For the sake of the environment


At high speeds, you should keep the windows closed to prevent unnecessarily
high fuel consumption.
Note
When driving always use the existing heating, air conditioning and ventilation
system for ventilating the interior of the vehicle. If the windows are opened,
dust as well as other dirt can get into the vehicle and in addition the wind
noise is more at certain speeds.

Mechanical window lefter

Read and observe

and

on page 62 first.

All windows can be operated from the driver's seat.


Power window buttons Fig. 48
A Left front door
B Right front door
C Left rear door
D Right rear door:
E Disable/enable the buttons in the rear doors
Opening
Lightly press the appropriate button down and hold it until the window has
moved into the desired position.
Releasing the button causes the window to halt immediately.

Fig. 47 Window operation: left/right

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Using the system

The window can be completely opened automatically by briefly pressing the


button as far as the stop. Renewed pressing of the button causes the window
to stop.

Closing
Pull gently on the top edge of the corresponding button and hold until the
window has moved into the desired position.

Opening/closing the windows in the front passenger door and in


the rear doors

Releasing the button causes the window to halt immediately.

Fig. 49
Power window button

The window can also be fully closed automatically by pulling the button up to
the stop. Renewed pulling of the button causes the window to stop immediately.
Disable/enable the buttons in the rear doors
Press button E Fig. 48.
When the buttons in the rear doors are disabled, the warning light in button
E illuminates.
After switching the ignition off, it is still possible to open or close the windows
for approx. 10 minutes.
After the driver's or passenger's door is opened the operation of the window is
only possible with the button A Fig. 48, in which case they have to be pressed or pulled for approx. 2 seconds.
The window lift mechanism is equipped with protection against overheating.
Repeated opening and closing of the window can cause this mechanism to
overheat. If this happens, it will not be possible to operate the window for a
short time. You will be able to operate the window again as soon as the overheating protection has cooled down.
WARNING
The system is fitted with a force limiter page 63. If there is an obstacle, the closing process is stopped and the window goes down by several
centimetres. The windows should nevertheless be closed carefully risk of
injury!
If the rear seats are accommodating people who are not completely independent, e.g. children, it is recommended that the buttons in the rear doors
be disabled with button E for safety reasons.

CAUTION
In the winter, ice accumulating on the surface of the window may cause
there to be more resistance when closing the window. The window will stop
and move back several centimetres.
Keep the windows clean to ensure the correct functionality of the electric
windows.
Always close the windows before disconnecting the battery.

Read and observe

and

on page 62 first.

There is a button in the front passenger door and in the rear doors for that
window.
Opening
Lightly press the button downwards and hold it until the window has moved
into the desired position.
Releasing the button causes the window to halt immediately.
The window can be completely opened automatically by briefly pressing the
down button as far as the stop. Renewed pressing of the button causes the
window to stop.
Closing
Lightly press the button upwards and hold it until the window has moved into the desired position.
Releasing the button causes the window to halt immediately.
The window can be completely closed automatically by briefly pressing the up
button as far as the stop. Releasing the button causes the window to halt immediately.

Force limit

Read and observe

and

on page 62 first.

The electrical power window system is fitted with a force limiter.


If there is an obstacle, the closing process is stopped and the window goes
down by several centimetres.
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If the obstacle prevents the window from being closed during the next 10 seconds, the closing process is interrupted once again and the window goes down
by several centimetres.

Convenience opening or closing the window using the key in the driver's door
locking cylinder is only possible within 45 seconds of locking the vehicle.
The movement of the window is stopped immediately when the respective
button is released.

If you attempt to close the window again within 10 seconds of the window being moved down for the second time, even though the obstacle was not yet
been removed, the closing process is only stopped. During this time it is not
possible to automatically close the window. The force limiter is still switched
on.

The force limiter is only switched off if you attempt to close the window again
within the next 10 seconds - the window will now close with full force!

If the battery has been disconnected and reconnected, it is possible that the
automatic window lifter will not operate. The system must be activated.

If you wait longer than 10 seconds, the force limiter is switched on again.

Activation sequence
Switch on the ignition.
Pull the top edge of the button and close the window.
Release the button.
Pull the relevant button upwards again for approx. 1 second, and keep it
pressed down.

Window convenience operation

Read and observe

and

on page 62 first.

The convenience operation of the windows offers the possibility of opening or


closing all the windows at once.
Settings the window convenience operation Owners Manual Infotainment,
chapter CAR - vehicle settings.
Convenience operation can take place in one of the following ways.
Opening
Press and hold the symbol button on the key.
Keep the key in the locking cylinder of the driver's door in the unlock position
until all electrically operated windows are open.
Switch off the ignition, open the driver's door and hold the key A until it
stops in the open position Fig. 48 on page 62.
Closing
Press and hold the symbol button on the key.
Keep the key in the locking cylinder of the driver's door in the lock position
until all the electrically operated windows are closed.
Switch off the ignition, open the driver's door and hold the key A until it
stops in the closed position Fig. 48 on page 62.
In the KESSY system, hold your finger on the sensor on the outside of the
door handle of the front door Fig. 39 on page 55.
The prerequisite for ensuring that the convenience operating feature correctly
is the automatic opening/closing of all windows is operational.

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Using the system

Malfunctions
Read and observe

and

on page 62 first.

Panorama sliding/tilting roof

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Operation
Power limit
Convenience operation of sliding / tilting roof
Sliding / tilting roof malfunction
Manual operation of sunblind
Electrical operation of the sunblind
Malfunction of the sun blind

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The panorama sliding/tilting roof (hereinafter referred to as sliding/tilting roof)


can only be operated when the ignition is turned on and when the outdoor
temperature is no lower than -20 C.
The sliding/tilting roof can still be operated for approx. 10 minutes after
switching the ignition off. However, as soon as the driver or front passenger's
door is opened it is no longer possible to operate the sliding/tilting roof.
CAUTION
Always close the sliding/tilting roof before disconnecting the battery.

CAUTION
During the winter it may be necessary to remove any ice and snow in the vicinity of the sliding/tilting roof before opening it to prevent any damage to the
opening mechanism.

Operation

Power limit

Read and observe

on page 64 first.

The sliding/tilting roof is fitted with a force limiter.


If there is an obstacle, the closing process is stopped and the window goes
down by several centimetres.
Fig. 50 Operation of the sliding/tilting roof - Version 1

The closing of the sliding/tilting roof without power limitation is only with the
third attempt at closing. The time interval between the individual closing attempts should not exceed 5 s - the sliding/tilting roof closes with full force!

Convenience operation of sliding / tilting roof

Read and observe

on page 64 first.

The convenience operation makes it possible to open or close the sliding/tilting roof using the key or the KESSY system above the sensor in the door handle of the front door.
Fig. 51 Operation of the sliding/tilting roof - Version 2

Read and observe

on page 64 first.

The sun roof can be operated with the rotary switch.


Operation of the sliding/tilting roof
Open fully
A Open partially
Comfort position
1 Opening (switch in position )
2 Closing (switch in position )
WARNING
When operating the sliding/tilting roof, proceed with caution to avoid causing crushing injuries risk of injury!

Tilting roof
The sliding/tilting roof can be opened as follows.

Press and hold the symbol button on the key.


Hold the key in the unlock position in the driver's door lock.
Closing
The sliding/tilting roof can be closed as follows.

Press and hold the symbol button on the key.


Hold the key in the lock position in the driver's door lock.
In the KESSY system, hold your finger on the sensor on the outside of the
door handle of the front door Fig. 39 on page 55.

By interrupting the locking process, the closing operation is interrupted.


WARNING
Close the sliding/tilting roof carefully risk of injury!

Unlocking and opening

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Sliding / tilting roof malfunction

Read and observe

Electrical operation of the sunblind

on page 64 first.

Fig. 53
Operation of the sun blind

If the battery has been disconnected and reconnected, it is possible that the
sliding/tilting roof will not operate. The sun roof must be activated.
Activation sequence
Switch on the ignition.
Set the switch to the position Fig. 50 on page 65 or Fig. 51 on page 65.
Press the switch on the recess E down and pull forwards.
The sliding/tilting roof opens and closes again after around 10 seconds.

Release the lever.

Read and observe

on page 64 first.

The sliding sun blind (hereinafter referred to as sun blind) can be opened or
closed using the buttons.

Manual operation of sunblind


Fig. 52
Operation of the sun blind

Operation of the sun blind Fig. 53


Opening
Closing
By briefly pressing the button, the sun blind is fully opened or closed. The
movement of the sun blind can be stopped by briefly pressing any key.
By pressing and holding the key, the sunblind is opened or closed in the desired position. By releasing the key, the opening or closing process is stopped.

Read and observe

on page 64 first.

The Sun blind of the sliding/tilting roof is opened manually by pulling up on the
handle in the direction of the arrow A and closed in the direction of the arrow
B Fig. 52.
WARNING
When operating the sunshade, proceed with caution to avoid causing
crushing injuries risk of injury!

WARNING
When operating the sunshade, proceed with caution to avoid causing
crushing injuries risk of injury!

Malfunction of the sun blind

Read and observe

on page 64 first.

If the battery has been disconnected and reconnected, it is possible that the
sun blind will not operate correctly. The sun blind must be activated.
Activation sequence
Switch on the ignition.
Set the switch to the position Fig. 53 on page 66 .
Press the button and hold down.
The sun screen opens and closes again after around 10 seconds.

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Release the button.

Lights and visibility


Lights

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


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Operating the lights


Daylight running lights (DAY LIGHT)
Turn signal and main beam
Automatic driving lamp control
Xenon headlight
High-beam assistant (Light Assist)
Front and rear fog light
Fog lights with the CORNER function
COMING HOME / LEAVING HOME
Hazard warning light system
Parking lights
Driving abroad
The lights work only with the ignition on, unless otherwise stated.

The layout of the controls on right-hand drive vehicles differs partially from
that shown in Fig. 54 on page 68. The symbols that mark the individual positions of the controls are identical.
Keep the headlights lenses clean page 185, Headlight glasses.
WARNING
The automatic driving lamp control only operates as a support and
does not release the driver from his responsibility to check the light and, if
necessary, to switch on the light depending on the light conditions.

Lights and visibility

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Note
The headlights may mist up temporarily. When the driving lights are switched
on, the light outlet surfaces are free from mist after a short period, although
the headlight lenses may still be misted up in the peripheral areas. This mist
has no influence on the life of the lighting system.
If the visibility is poor and the lights are not on (except daytime running light)
the brightness of the instrument lighting reduces to alert the driver to switch
on the lights in due time.
The brightness of the instrument lighting with the lights on (except daytime
running lights) can be set in the Infotainment Owners Manual Infotainment,
chapter CAR - Vehicle Settings.

The positions of the width of illumination correspond approximately to the following car load.
Front seats occupied, boot empty
All seats occupied, boot empty

All seats occupied, boot loaded

Driver seat occupied, boot loaded

Xenon headlight
The Xenon bulbs adapt automatically to the load and driving state of the vehicle when the ignition is switched on and when driving. Vehicles that are equipped with Xenon headlights do not have a manual headlight range adjustment
control.

Operating the lights

WARNING
Always adjust the headlight beam to meet the following conditions.
The vehicle does not dazzle other road users, especially oncoming vehicles.
The beam range is sufficient for safe driving.

Fig. 54
Light switch and control dial for
the headlight beam range regulation

Note
The light switch is in position or and the ignition is turned off, the low
beam is switched off automatically 1) and the status light is lit. The side light is
switched off when the ignition key is removed, for vehicles with the KESSY
system after switching off the ignition and opening the driver's door.
If there is a fault in the light switch, the low beam comes on automatically.

Read and observe

on page 67 first.

Switching lights on and off


Depending on the equipment configuration, the light switch A Fig. 54 can be
turned to one of the following positions.

Switching off lights (except daytime running lights)


Switching lights on/off automatically page 70
Switching on the side light or parking light page 74
Switching on the low beam
Headlight range control
Turning the dial B Fig. 54 from the position to to gradually adjust the
headlight range control and shorten the light cone.

1)

Does not apply to the position , as long as the conditions are met for the COMING HOME function
page 73.

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Using the system

Daylight running lights (DAY LIGHT)

Read and observe

on page 67 first.

The daytime running light (hereinafter referred to as "function") lights the


front and rear vehicle area (only valid for some countries).
The lights are switched on automatically if the following conditions are met.
The light switch is in the position or .
The ignition is switched on.
The function is activated.

Activating/deactivating function on vehicles with Infotainment


The function can be disabled/enabled in the Infotainment Owners Manual
Infotainment, chapter CAR - vehicle settings.
Deactivating on vehicles without Infotainment
Switch off the ignition.
Pull the indicator / main beam lever towards the steering wheel, push down
and hold in this position.
Switch on the ignition.
Hold the lever in this position for min. 3 seconds after switching on the ignition.
The deactivation of the function is confirmed by an audible signal.
Activating on vehicles without Infotainment
Switch off the ignition.
Pull the indicator / main beam lever towards the steering wheel, push up and
hold in this position.
Switch on the ignition.
Hold the lever in this position for min. 3 seconds after switching on the ignition.
The activation of the function is confirmed by an audible signal.
WARNING
Always switch on the low beam when visibility is poor.

Read and observe

on page 67 first.

Lever positions Fig. 55


A When the right turn signal light is switched on, the warning light flashes in
the instrument cluster
B When the left turn signal light is switched on, the warning light flashes in
the instrument cluster
C Depending on equipment (spring-tensioned position):
Switch on main beam the warning light illuminates in the instrument
cluster
Switch on main beam assistant page 71
D Depending on equipment (spring-tensioned position):
Switch on main beam or headlight flasher (spring-loaded position)
Switch off main beam assistant/switch on headlight flasher (spring-tensioned position)
The main beam can only be switched on when the low beam lights are on.
The headlight flasher can be operated even if the ignition is switched off.
The turn signal light switches itself off automatically when driving around a
curve or after making a turn.
Convenience turn signal
When the control lever is lightly pressed to the pressure point A or B then
the respective turn-signal lamp flashes three times.
If during the comfort flashing the operating lever in the opposite side is
pressed, then the blinking stops.

Turn signal and main beam


Fig. 55
Operating lever: Turn signal and
main beam operation

The Lane change flash can be activated/deactivated in the Infotainment


Owners Manual Infotainment, chapter CAR - vehicle settings.
WARNING
Only turn on the main beam or the headlight flasher if other road users will
not be dazzled.

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Automatic driving lamp control

Xenon headlight
Fig. 56
Light switch: AUTO position

Read and observe

on page 67 first.

The Xenon headlight (hereinafter referred to as system) ensures that the


roads are illuminated independent of the traffic and weather conditions.
The system automatically adjusts the cone of light in front of the vehicle based
on the driving information (such as vehicle speed and loading situation, use of
the windscreen wipers, selected driving profile, vehicle position according to
the data from Infotainment navigation).
The system works as long as the light switch is in position .

Read and observe

on page 67 first.

The light switch is in position Fig. 56 then depending on the equipment


the automatic switch on / off the lights corresponding to the light or weather
conditions (rain) takes place.
The sensitivity of the sensor for the determination of the ambient light can be
adjusted in the infotainment Owners Manual Infotainment, chapter CAR vehicle settings.
If the light switch is in position , the lettering illuminates next to the
light switch. If the light is switched on automatically, the symbol next to the
light switch also lights up.
Automatic driving light control during rain
The daytime running lights are switched on automatically if the following conditions are met.
The function is activated.
The light switch is in the position .
The windscreen wipers are on for more than 30 s.
The light turns off about 4 minutes after turning off the wipers.

The system operates automatically in the following modes.


Out of town mode
The cone of light in front of the vehicle is similar to the low beam.
City mode
The cone of light in front of the vehicle is adjusted so that it illuminates the
adjacent pavement, crossings, etc. The mode is active at speeds of 15-50 km/h.
Motorway mode
The cone of light in front of the vehicle is adjusted so that the driver can respond in time to an obstruction or other hazard in time. The mode is active at
speeds above 110 km/h.
Rain mode
The cone of light in front of the vehicle is adjusted so that the driver can reduce the glare from oncoming vehicles in rain.
The mode is active at speeds of 50 90 km/h and if the windscreen wipers
continuously operate for a period of time longer than about 2 minutes. The deactivation of the mode is carried out a few minutes after switching off the wiper.

Automatic headlight control in rain can be activated or deactivated in the Infotainment Owners Manual Infotainment, chapter CAR - vehicle settings.

Fog mode
The cone of light in front of the vehicle is adjusted so that the driver is not
dazzled by the reflection of the cone of light by fog in front of the vehicle.

CAUTION
Poorer visibility is evaluated by a motor mounted below the windscreen in the
holder of the interior mirror sensor. Do not attach any stickers or similar objects in front of the light sensor on the windscreen in order to avoid impairing
the function or its reliability.

The mode is active at speeds of 15 70 km/h and if the rear fog light is switched on for a period of time longer than about 10 seconds. The deactivation of
the mode is carried out a few minutes after switching off the rear fog lights.

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Dynamic cornering lights


The cone of light in front of the vehicle is adjusted to the steering angle so
that the road in the curve is illuminated. This function is active at speeds
greater than 10 km/h and in all system modes.

Fig. 58
Operating lever: High beam assistant activation/deactivation

travel mode
If the travel mode is activated, there is no automatic cone of light adaptation
in front of the vehicle.
The travel mode can be activated/deactivated in the Infotainment Owners
Manual Infotainment, chapter CAR - vehicle settings.
Economy mode
When the Eco driving mode page 157 is activated the system is in Economy
mode and there is no direction dependent light cone adaptation in front of the
vehicle.
WARNING
If there is a system malfunction the headlights are automatically lowered
to the emergency position, which prevents a possible dazzling of oncoming
traffic. This reduces the cone of light in front of the vehicle. Drive carefully
and visit a specialist garage as soon as possible.

High-beam assistant (Light Assist)


Fig. 57
Camera view window for the
main beam assistant

Read and observe

on page 67 first.

The main beam assistant (hereinafter referred to as system) can prevent other
road users from being dazzled.
The system automatically switches the high beam on/off in accordance with
the existing traffic (other vehicles) and environmental conditions (e.g. driving
through a lighted village).
The high beam on/off is controlled by a sensor or a camera Fig. 57.
The system works under the following conditions.
The light switch is in the position .
The system is activated.
The system is switched on.
The vehicle speed is above 60 km/h or above 40 km/h1).
The headlight switches off automatically when the speed falls below 30 km/h.
Activation/deactivation
The activation/deactivation can also be displayed in the Infotainment Owner
s Manual Infotainment, chapter CAR - vehicle settings.
Switching on
Place the lever in position A (spring-tensioned position) Fig. 58.
The instrument cluster illuminates the warning light of the systems switched on.
Switching off
If the headlight is switched on automatically, move the lever into position B
(spring-tensioned position) Fig. 58.

1)

Only valid for some countries.

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The warning light goes out. The high beam turns off.

If the headlight is not currently switched on automatically, move the lever in-

Front and rear fog light

to position A (spring-tensioned position) .

Fig. 59
Light switch switch on front
and rear fog light

The warning light goes out. The high beam turns on.
Information message
The messages and information are indicated in the instrument cluster display.
Fault: Light Assist
LIGHT ASSIST FAULT
Seek help from a specialist garage.
Light Assist: clean the windscreen!
WINDSCREEN PLEASE CLEAN

Check for any obstacles on the windscreen in the viewing area of the sensors
of camera.
WARNING
The system only serves as a support and does not relieve the driver of his
or her responsibility to check the headlights and low beam and, if necessary, to switch on the lights depending on the light conditions. The manual
operation may be required for example, in the following situations.
When visibility is poor, e.g. fog, heavy rain, thick snowfall.
Passing poorly lit road users, e.g. cyclists or pedestrians.
When driving around sharp bends.
Driving through poorly-lit locations.
The camera or sensor viewing range is obstructed by an obstacle.
CAUTION
Do not attach any stickers or similar objects to the windscreen in front of the
sensor or camera to avoid impairing the functions of the systems.

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Read and observe

on page 67 first.

Turning fog lights on/off


Turn the light switch to position , or Fig. 59.
Pull the light switch to position 1 ; the indicator lamp in the light switch
illuminates.
It is switched off in reverse order.
Turning the rear fog lamp on/off
Turn the light switch into position or Fig. 59.
Pull the light switch to position 2 ; the indicator lamp in the light switch
illuminates.
It is switched off in reverse order.
If the vehicle is not fitted with fog lights, the rear fog light is switched on by
pulling out the light switch directly to the only possible setting.
Note
While driving with an accessory connected to the trailer socket (e.g. trailer,
bike carrier) only the equipment is illuminated by the fog light. The towing device must be installed at the factory or from the KODA original accessories.

Fog lights with the CORNER function

Read and observe

on page 67 first.

The function CORNER provides better illumination of the nearby environment


when turning, manoeuvring or anything similar.
The function automatically switches on the fog lights on each side of the vehicle, if the following conditions are met.
The turn signal is switched on or the front wheels are turned sharply 1).
The vehicle speed is below 40 km/h.
The low beam is switched on.
The fog lights are not switched on.

CAUTION
Poorer visibility is evaluated by a motor mounted below the windscreen in
the holder of the interior mirror sensor. Do not attach any stickers or similar
objects in front of the light sensor on the windscreen in order to avoid impairing the function or its reliability.
If this option is always enabled, then the battery is heavily loaded.

Hazard warning light system


Fig. 60
Button for hazard warning light
system

Note
The two fog lights are switched on when you shift into the reverse gear.

COMING HOME / LEAVING HOME

Read and observe

on page 67 first.

The function COMING HOME ensures that the vehicle's environment is illuminated after switching off the ignition and opening the driver's door.
The function LEAVING HOME ensures that the vehicle's environment is illuminated after unlocking the vehicle with the radio remote control unit.
The function switches the light on only if there is poorer visibility and the light
switch is in the position .
Enabling / disabling and setting functions
The functions and setting of the lighting duration can be activated or deactivated in the Infotainment system Owners Manual Infotainment, chapter CAR vehicle settings.

Read and observe

on page 67 first.

The hazard warning lights make other road users aware of your vehicle.
The function switches on all indicators.
Switching on/off
Press the button Fig. 60.
When you turn it on the warning light flashes in the button and at the same
time the warning lights in the instrument cluster.
The hazard warning light system can also be operated if the ignition is switched off.
If one of the airbags is deployed, the hazard warning light system will switch
on automatically.
The automatic activation of hazard warning lights can take place during a
heavy braking. After starting or accelerating the hazard warning system is automatically switched off.

1)

If both switch-on conditions are conflicting, for example, if the front wheels are turned to the left and
the right turn signal light is switched on, the turn signal light has the higher priority.

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When the hazard warning system is on and the indicator light is switched on
(e.g. when turning), the hazard warning lights are switched off temporarily and
only the turn signal flashes on the relevant side of the vehicle.

Read and observe

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:

Parking lights

Interior lights

on page 67 first.

The side light is provided for lighting of the parked vehicle.


Switching on the side light on one side
Switch off the ignition.
Press the control lever to position A or B as far as the stop Fig. 55 on
page 69.
The parking lights on the right or left side of the vehicle are turned on.

Front interior light


Rear interior lights
Front door warning light
Entry space lighting

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The inner lighting also works if the ignition is switched off.


With the ignition off, the light turns off automatically after about 10 minutes.

Front interior light

Switching on the side light on both sides


With the ignition switched on turn the light switch to position .
Switch off the ignition.
Lock the vehicle.
After pulling out the ignition key and opening the driver's door, an audible
warning sounds.
After a few seconds or after closing the driver's door, the audible alarm is
turned off, but the parking lights will remain switched on.
CAUTION
Turning on the parking light means the battery is heavily loaded.
The parking light cannot be turned off automatic due to the low battery
charge level.
If the two-sided parking lights are switched on when the ignition is off, then
there is no automatic switching off of the parking light.

Driving abroad

Read and observe

on page 67 first.

When driving in countries with opposing traffic system (traffic on the


left/right), your headlights may dazzle oncoming traffic. In order to avoid this,
the headlights must be adjusted at a specialist garage.
You can adjust the Xenon headlights yourself by setting the travel mode in Infotainment Owners Manual Infotainment, chapter CAR - vehicle settings.

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Fig. 61 Operation of the front light: Version 1 / version 2


Positions of the rocker switch A Fig. 61
Switching on
Automatic operation (centre position)
Switching off
There is no icon available for the centre position (automatic operation) in Version 2.
Switch for turning the reading lights B on / off Fig. 61
Reading lamp left
Reading lamp right

Automatic operation of the lamp position


The system is turned on when any of the following is present.
The vehicle is unlocked.
One of the doors is opened.
The ignition key is removed.
The system is turned off when any of the following is present.
The vehicle is locked.
The ignition is switched on.
About 30 seconds after all the doors have been closed.

Switch for rear lights (variant 2) Fig. 62-


Switching left reading lamp on/off
Switching right reading lamp on/off
Positions of the lens of the rear lights (variant 3) Fig. 63
Switching on
Automatic operation (centre position) 1)

Switching off
The rear lights - variant 1/variant 2 are operated together with the front lights.
the front interior lighting is switched on, the rear interior lighting also
turns on automatically.
When the front interior lighting is switched off, the rear interior lighting can
be turned on/off as required.

When

Rear interior lights

Front door warning light


Fig. 64
Front door warning light

Fig. 62 Rear interior lights: Version 1 / version 2


Fig. 63
Rear interior lights: Version 3

The warning light Fig. 64 turns on when the front door is opened.
The warning light turns off when the front door is closed.
There is a reflector installed here on some vehicles instead.

Entry space lighting

Switch for rear lights (variant 1) Fig. 62-


Switching on/off

1)

The lighting is positioned on the bottom edge of the exterior mirror and can
illuminate the entry area of the front door.
The light turns off after the vehicle is unlocked or the front door opens, depending on external conditions and the particular vehicle equipment.

In this position, apply the same rules to the rear interior light as for the front interior light page 74.

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The lighting switches off around 30 seconds after the front door is closed or
the ignition is switched on.

Buttons for the heating in the centre console (depending on vehicle equipment) Fig. 65
Activate/deactivate the heated rear window
Activate/deactivate the windshield heating

WARNING
If the entry light is on, do not touch its cover risk of burns!

When the heater is activated, a lamp illuminates inside or below the button.
The heater automatically switches off after approximately 10 minutes.

Visibility

If the engine is switched off when the heating is on and turned back on again
within 10 minutes, the heating is continued.

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Windscreen and rear window heater
Sun visors in the front
Sun screen

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WARNING
Make sure that the view outside is not covered by ice, snow, mist or other
objects.

Windscreen and rear window heater

Fig. 65 Buttons for the front and rear window heater: manual air conditioning, heating / Climatronic

Read and observe

on page 76 first.

The heating for quick defrosting and ventilation of the front /and rear window.
The heating can be activated with the ignition on.
The heating is turned on after the engine has started.

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Note
If the on-board voltage decreases, the heating switches off automatically
page 204, Automatic load deactivation.
If the light within or below the button flashes, the radiator will not work because of the low state of the battery.
If the Climatronic recognises that the windshield could fog up, the windshield
heating is automatically switched on. This function can be activated/deactivated in the Infotainment Owners Manual Infotainment, chapter CAR - vehicle
settings.

Sun visors in the front

Fig. 66 Fold down visor / flip up visor / make-up mirror and Park Memo
Holder

Read and observe

on page 76 first.

Operation and description of the sun visor Fig. 66


1 Fold down the cover
2 Swivel cover towards the door

A
B

Make-up mirror with cover (the cover can be pushed in the direction of the
arrow)
Parking ticket holder

WARNING
When objects are attached to the sun visor, the visor can not be pivoted to
the side windows. This might result in injuries to the occupants if the head
airbag is deployed.

The windscreen wipers and the wash system only operate if the ignition is
switched on and the bonnet and boot are closed.
Winter setting of the windscreen wiper
If the windscreen wipers are in rest position, they cannot be folded out from
the windscreen. For this reason we recommend adjusting the windscreen wipers in winter so that they can be folded out from the windscreen easily.
Switch
Switch

on the windscreen wipers.


off the ignition.

The windscreen wipers remain in the position in which they were when
switching off the ignition.

Sun screen

The service position can also be used as a winter position page 225.

Fig. 67
Sun screen

WARNING
Properly maintained windscreen wiper blades are essential for clear visibility and safe driving page 225.
Do not use the windscreen washer system at low temperatures, without
heating the windscreen beforehand. Otherwise the window washer fluid
could freeze on the windscreen and restrict the view to the front.

Read and observe

on page 76 first.

The sun screen is located in a housing on the luggage compartment cover.


Extending
Pull the sun screen on the handle B Fig. 67and hang it in the holder A .
Retracting
Remove the sun blind from the handle B Fig. 67 out of the bracket and
hold it in such a way that it can roll up slowly into the housing without being
damaged.

Windscreen wipers and washers

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Windscreen wipers and washers
Headlight cleaning system

CAUTION
In cold temperatures and during the winter, check before switching on the
ignition that the wiper blades are not frozen to the windscreen. If the windscreen wipers are switched on when the blades are frozen to the windscreen,
this may damage both the blades and windscreen wiper motor!
Carefully peel frozen wiper blades off the pane.
Remove snow and ice from the windscreen wipers before driving.
If the windscreen wipers are handled carelessly, there is a risk of damage to
the windscreen.
Do not switch on the ignition if the front wiper arms are retracted. The wiper
arms could damage the paint on the bonnet.
If there is an obstacle on the windscreen, the wiper will try to push away the
obstacle. The wiper stops automatically after 5 attempts to eliminate the obstacle, in order to avoid a damage to the wiper. Remove the obstacle and
switch the wiper on again.

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77

Note
Each time the ignition switches off for the third time, the position of the
windscreen wipers changes. This counteracts an early fatigue of the wiper rubbers.
The windscreen washer nozzles for the windscreen are heated when the engine is running and the outside temperature is less than approx. +10 C.

Windscreen wipers and washers

Spraying and wiping the windscreen


After releasing the operating lever, the wipers will make from 2 to 3 wiper
strokes.
At a speed of more than 2 km/h, the wiper wipes once again 5 seconds after
the last wiper stroke in order to wipe the last drops from the windscreen. This
function can be activated/deactivated by a specialist garage.
Spraying and wiping the rear window
After releasing the operating lever, the wipers will make from 2 to 3 wiper
strokes.
The operating lever remains in position 6 .
Activating / deactivating of the automatic windscreen wiping with rain
Automatic windscreen wiping in rain can be activated or deactivated in the Infotainment Owners Manual Infotainment, chapter CAR - vehicle settings.
Automatic rear window wiping
If the lever is in position 2 or 3 Fig. 68, the rear window is wiped every
30 or 10 seconds if the vehicle's speed exceeds 5 km/h.

Fig. 68 Operation of wiper and washer: front / rear

Read and observe

and

on page 77 first.

Lever positions
0 Wipers off
1 Depending on equipment fitted:
Periodic windscreen wiping
Automatic windscreen wiping in rain
2 Slow windscreen wiping
3 Rapid windscreen wiping
4 Flick windscreen wiping, service position of the wiper arms (spring-loaded position)
5 Spraying and wiping the windscreen (sprung position)
6 Wiping the rear window
7 Spraying and wiping the rear window (sprung position)
A Depending on equipment fitted:
To set the wiper interval for the windscreen
Sensitivity setting of the automatic wiping with rain
By setting the switch in the direction of the arrow wipers sweep more often.

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If automatic windscreen wiping in rain is activated (the operating lever is in the


position 1 ) the function is only active if the windscreen wipers operate in
continuous mode (no break between each wiping process).
The automatic rear wiper can be activated/deactivated in the Infotainment
Owners Manual Infotainment, chapter CAR - vehicle settings.
Note
If the operating lever is in the position 2 or 3 and the speed of the vehicle
drops below 4 km / h, the wiping speed is reduced. The original wiping speed is
restored step by step when the speed of the vehicle exceeds 8 km/h.
The rear window is wiped once automatically if the windscreen wipers are on
when reverse gear is selected.

Headlight cleaning system

Read and observe

and

on page 77 first.

To clean the headlights, the headlamp is also sprayed after every ten squirts.

The headlight washer system works under the following conditions.


The ignition is switched on.
The low beam is switched on.
The outside temperature is about -12 C to +39 C.

Interior mirror dimming

To ensure the correct functioning of the system, even in winter, this needs to
be regularly cleared of snow and ice, e.g. free with a de-icing spray.

Rear mirror

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Interior mirror dimming
Exterior mirrors

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WARNING
Convex (curved outward) or aspheric exterior mirrors increase the field of
vision. They do, however, make objects appear smaller in the mirror. These
mirrors are therefore only of limited use for estimating distances to the following vehicles.
Whenever possible use the interior mirror for estimating the distances to
the following vehicles.

WARNING
The mirrors with automatic dimming contain an electrolyte liquid which can
escape if mirror glass is broken.
The leaking electrolytic fluid can irritate the skin, eyes and breath apparatus.
If your eyes or skin come into contact with the electrolytic fluid, immediately wash the affected area for a few minutes long with a lot of water. If
necessary get medical assistance.

Fig. 69 Interior mirror: manual dimming/auto-dimming/light sensor

Read and observe

on page 79 first.

Mirrors with manual dimming Fig. 69


1 Basic position of the mirror
2 Mirror blackout
Mirror with automatic dimming Fig. 69
A Warning light - lights when dimming is activated
B Switch for the activation of the automatic mirror dimming
C Light sensor
D Light sensor on the back of the mirror
Mirror with automatic dimming
If the automatic dimming is enabled, the mirror dims automatically depending
on the light falling on the sensors.
When the interior lights are switched on or the reverse gear is engaged, the
mirror always moves back into the basic position (not dimmed).
Do not attach external devices (e.g. navigation systems) on to the windscreen
or in the vicinity of the interior mirror .
WARNING
The illuminated display of an external navigation device can lead to operational faults to the automatic dimming interior mirror risk of accident.
The automatic dimming mirror only functions smoothly if the light falling
on the sensors is not impaired, e.g. by the rear sun roller blind.

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Exterior mirrors
Fig. 70
Exterior mirror operation

Automatically folding in and folding back both exterior mirrors


The exterior mirrors are automatically collapsed after locking the vehicle in the
park position.
The exterior mirrors are folded out automatically after unlocking the vehicle in
the driving position.
Automatic folding in / out of both mirror housings can be activated or deactivated in the Infotainment Owners Manual Infotainment, chapter CAR - vehicle
settings.

Read and observe

on page 79 first.

The rotary knob can be moved into the following positions (depending on vehicle equipment)
Adjust the left mirror

Adjust the right mirror


Switch off mirror control

Mirror heater
Fold in both mirrors housings, to fold back move the knob to another position
The mirror heating only works when the engine is running.
Adjust the position
The mirror can be adjusted to the desired position by moving the knob in the
direction of the arrow Fig. 70.
The movement of the mirror surface is identical to the movement of the rotary
knob.
If the electrical mirror setting fails at any time, the mirrors can be adjusted by
hand by pressing on the edge of the mirror surface.
Synchronous adjustment of the mirror
The synchronous adjustment of the mirrors is activated in the Infotainment
Owners Manual Infotainment, chapter CAR - vehicle settings.
Turn the knob for the mirror control to the position for the driver mirror adjustment.
Adjust the mirror to the desired position.

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Mirror with automatic dimming


The exterior mirror blackout is controlled together with the automatic dimming
interior mirror page 79.
Memory function for mirrors
Applies to vehicles with electrically adjustable driver's seat.
It is possible to save the current setting of the exterior mirror when saving the
driver's seat position with page 84, Memory Function of the electrically adjustable seator page 84, Memory function of the remote control key.
Fold in passenger's mirror
Applies to vehicles with electrically adjustable driver's seat.
The passenger-side mirror can be tilted to the stored position to improve the
view to the curb when reversing.
Operating conditions.
The function is activated in Infotainment Owners Manual Infotainment,
chapter CAR - vehicle settings.
The mirror setting has been previously stored, page 84, Memory Function of the electrically adjustable seator page 84, Memory function of
the remote control key.
The reverse gear is engaged.
The knob for the mirror control is in the position for the passenger mirror
adjustment.
The mirror returns to its initial position after the rotary knob is put into another position or if the speed is more than 15 km/h.
WARNING
Do not touch the exterior mirror surfaces, if the exterior mirror heating is
switched on - hazard of burning.

CAUTION
Never adjust exterior mirrors with the fold-in function by hand - risk of
damaging the electric mirror actuator!
When the mirror is swung by external influences (due to impact during manoeuvring, for example), then first fold-in the mirror by turning the knob and
wait for a loud clapping noise.

Seats and head restraints


Seats and head restraints

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Manually adjusting seats
Adjusting the front seats electronically
Head restraints - adjusting height
Headrests - removing and installing
Memory Function of the electrically adjustable seat
Memory function of the remote control key

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WARNING
Only adjust the driver's seat when the vehicle is stationary risk of accident!
Caution when adjusting the seat! You may suffer injuries or bruises as a
result of adjusting the seat without paying proper attention.
The electric front seat adjustment is functional even with the ignition off.
Therefore, when leaving the vehicle, never leave people who are not completely independent, such as children, unattended in the vehicle - there is a
danger of injury!
Do not transport any objects on the front passenger seat except objects
(e.g. child safety seat) provided for this purpose risk of accident!

Note
After a certain time, play can develop within the adjustment mechanism of
the backrest angle.
For safety reasons, it is not possible to store the seat position in the electric
seat memory and remote control key memory if the inclination angle of the
seat backrest is more than 102 in relation to the seat cushion.
Each time you store the position of the electrically adjustable driver's seat
and exterior mirrors, the existing setting is deleted.

Seats and head restraints

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Manually adjusting seats


Fig. 71
Control elements on the seat

Read and observe

on page 81 first.

The seats can be adjusted by the respective operating element being pulled in
the direction of arrows, pressed or rotated.
Control elements on the seat Fig. 71
A Adjusting the seat in the longitudinal direction (after releasing the control
lever must lock audibly)
B Adjusting the seat height1)
C Adjust the tilt of the backrest (do not lean on the backrest when adjusting)
D Setting the extent of the curvature of the lumbar support

Adjusting the front seats electronically

Fig. 72 Control elements on the seat

1)

Only valid for some countries.

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Read and observe

on page 81 first.

The seats can be adjusted by the respective operating element being pressed
in the direction of area of the arrow.
Control elements on the seat Fig. 72
A seat adjustment
1 - Move in the longitudinal direction
2 - Change in inclination
3 - Change in height
B Adjusting the seat backrest
4 - Change in inclination
C Adjusting lumbar support
5 - Change curvature
6 - The degree of curvature change
Note
If the setting procedure is interrupted, you will need to press the operating element again.

Head restraints - adjusting height


Fig. 73
Front headrest: moving up and
down

Headrests - removing and installing

Fig. 74 Rear headrest: moving up/down

Read and observe

on page 81 first.

Adjust front support


Press and hold the safety button A Fig. 73.
Move the supports into the required position.
Adjust rear support
Grasp the restraint and move upwards in the direction of 1 Fig. 74.
In order to push the supports downward, press the safety button B in the
direction of arrow 2 and hold down.
Press in the support in the direction of arrow 3 .
WARNING
Please note the following points about the headrest settings page 8, Correct and safe seated position.
Note
The middle rear head restraint is only adjustable in two positions.
In sports seats, the headrests are integrated into the seat backrests and cannot be adjusted in height.

Fig. 75 Rear headrests: removing/fitting

Read and observe

on page 81 first.

Only the real head restraints may be removed or installed.


Before removing and fitting the headrests, fold the corresponding seat backrest forward slightly page 87.
Removing
Pull the head restraint out of the seat backrest as far as the stop.
Press the locking button A in the direction of arrow 1 Fig. 75 , while at
the same time using a flat screwdriver with a max. width of 5 mm to press
the securing button in opening B in the direction of arrow 2 .
Remove the restraint in the direction of arrow 3 .
Fitting
Push the support in the headrest in the direction of arrow 4 until the locking button clicks into place.
WARNING
Please note the following points about the headrest settings page 8, Correct and safe seated position.
CAUTION
Store the head restraints that were removed in such a way that they cannot
be damaged or soiled.
Note
In sports seats, the headrests are integrated into the seat backrests and cannot be removed.
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Memory Function of the electrically adjustable seat

Retrieving the saved setting


Ignition

Fig. 76
Memory buttons and SET button

Driver's door

Press the required memory button B


Fig. 76

Open
Closed
Open
Closed

Short
Long
Long
Long

Switched off
Activated

Stopping the ongoing adjustment


Press any button on the driver's seat or the button
key.

Read and observe

on page 81 first.

The pre-set buttons on the driver's seat make it possible to save the driver's
seat and exterior mirror positions.
Each of the three memory buttons B Fig. 76 can be assigned a set position.
Storing driver's seat and exterior mirror settings for driving forward
Switch on the ignition.
Adjust the seat and the two mirrors to the desired position.
Press the button (Position A Fig. 76).
Within 10 seconds after pressing the button, press the desired memory
button B .
An acknowledgement sound confirms the storage.
Saving front passenger mirror settings for reversing
The function of lowering the passenger mirror surface when reversing must be
enabled in Infotainment Owners Manual Infotainment, chapter CAR - Vehicle Settings .

Switch on the ignition.


Press the required memory button B Fig. 76.
Turn the knob for the external mirror control to the position for the passenger side mirror adjustment page 80.
Engage reverse gear.
Adjust the front passenger's mirror to the desired position.
Disengage reverse gear.
The set position of the exterior mirror is stored.

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on the remote control

Note
Each time new seat and exterior mirror settings for forward travel are saved,
the passenger exterior mirror setting for reverse travel must also be saved
again.

Memory function of the remote control key

Read and observe

on page 81 first.

The automatic storage of the driver's seat position and exterior mirror positions when locking the vehicle can be turned on in the memory of the remote
control key (hereafter referred to as automatic storage function).
This function can also be enabled or disabled in the Infotainment Owners
Manual Infotainment, chapter CAR - vehicle settings.
Enable automatic storage
Unlock the vehicle with the remote control key.
Press and hold any memory button B Fig. 76 on page 84.
After the seat has assumed the position stored under this button, at the
same time press the button on the remote control key within 10 seconds.
The successful activation of the automatic storage function for each key is
confirmed by an acoustic signal.
Storing driver's seat and exterior mirror settings for driving forward
Enable automatic storage.
When automatic storage is activated, the current positions of the driver's seat
and the external mirrors are saved in the memory of the remote control key
each time the vehicle is locked.

When the vehicle is next unlocked using the same key, the driver's seat and
the external mirrors assume the positions stored in the memory of this key.

Seat heaters

Saving front passenger mirror settings for reversing


The function of lowering the passenger mirror surface when reversing must be
enabled in Infotainment Infotainment Owners Manual , chapter CAR - Vehicle Settings .

Unlock the vehicle with the relevant remote control key.


Switch on the ignition.
Turn the knob for the external mirror control to the position for the passenger side mirror adjustment page 80.

Engage reverse gear.


Adjust the front passenger's mirror to the desired position.
Disengage reverse gear.

Fig. 77 Buttons for heating the front seats/rear seats

The adjusted position of the exterior mirror is stored in the remote control key
memory.

The seat backrests and surfaces of the front seats and the outer rear seats
can be heated electrically.

Disable the function of automatic storage


Unlock the vehicle with the remote control key.
Press the button (Position A Fig. 76 on page 84) and hold.
Press the button on the remote control key within 10 seconds.

The seat heating can only be switched on when the engine is running.

The successful deactivation of the automatic storage function for each key is
confirmed by an acoustic signal.
Stopping the ongoing adjustment
Press any button on the driver's seat or the button
key.

on the remote control

Pressing once switches the seat heating on at its maximum level.

The level of the seat heating is indicated by the number of illuminated warning
lights underneath/in the switch.

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Seat heaters
Front armrest setting
Rear armrest setting
Folding front passenger seat
Seat backrests
Long cargo channel in the rear seat backrest

Switching on

Press the button or Fig. 77.


With repeated pressing of the switch, the intensity of the heating is reduced
until it is switched off.

Seat features

Buttons for the seat heating Fig. 77


Left seat heating
Right seat heating

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86
86
86
87
88

If the engine is switched off and then turned on again within 10 mins with the
driver seat heating switched, then the driver's seat heating is automatically
turned on again.

Seats and head restraints

85

WARNING
If you have a subdued pain and/or temperature sensitivity, e.g. through
medication, paralysis or because of chronic illness (e.g. diabetes), we recommend not to use the seat heating. There may be difficult to heal burns. If
the seat heating is used, we recommend to make regular breaks in your
journey when driving long distances, so that the body can recuperate from
the stress of the journey. Please consult your doctor, who can evaluate
your specific condition.
CAUTION
The following instructions must be observed to avoid damage to the seats.
Do not kneel on the seats or otherwise apply concentrated pressure to them.
Do not turn on any of the seat heaters if seats are not occupied.
Do not switch on the relevant seat heating if the seats have objects attached
to or placed on them, for example a child seat, a bag, etc.
When there are additional protective covers or protective covers mounted on
each of the seats, do not turn the seat heating on.
Note
If the on-board voltage decreases, the seat heating switches off automatically
page 204, Automatic load deactivation.

Front armrest setting


Fig. 78
Adjust armrest

Fold down the rear armrest.


Move
Move the cover into the desired position in the direction of the arrow B
Fig. 78.
Note
Push the armrest cover all the way back to the stop before applying the handbrake.

Rear armrest setting


Fig. 79
Fold down armrest

The armrest can be folded down to increase comfort.


Lowering / raising
Pull on the loop A Fig. 79 and fold down the armrest forward in the direction of the arrow.
Raising takes place in reverse order.

Folding front passenger seat


Fig. 80
Folding the front passenger seat
forward
The armrest is adjustable for height and length.
Lifting
Lift the armrest in the direction of arrow A into one of the six locking positions Fig. 78.
Folding down
Lift the armrest in the direction of arrow A until it stops Fig. 78.

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The front passenger seat can be folded forward into a horizontal position.

Folding forward
Place the lever in position 1 Fig. 80.
Fold the backrest in the direction of the arrow 2 .

Seat backrests

The locking mechanism must audibly snap into place.


Folding backwards

Place the lever in position 1 Fig. 80.


Fold the seat backrest in the opposite direction of the arrow

2.

The locking mechanism must audibly snap into place.


WARNING
The front passenger airbag should be switched off when transporting objects on the seat which was folded forwards page 19.
Adjust the seat backrest only when the vehicle is stationary.
When moving the seat backrest, make sure the seat backrest has been
properly secured check by pulling on the seat backrest.
If the seat backrest is folded, passengers may only be transported on the
outer seat behind the driver.
When moving the seat backrest, keep limbs away from between the seat
cushion and seat backrest risk of injury!
Never transport the following items on the seat backrest when folded
forwards.
Objects that could restrict the driver's view.
Objects which make it impossible for the driver to control the vehicle,
e.g. if they roll under the pedals, or could protrude into the driver's zone.
Objects which could lead to injury to passengers due to a change of direction or braking manoeuvre when accelerating sharply.

Fig. 81 Fold the seat backrest forwards from the interior/pull the belt for
the side trim

Fig. 82 Fold the backrest forward from the luggage compartment: Variant 1/variant 2
The luggage compartment can be increased by folding back the seat. This can
be done either from the interior or of from the luggage compartment.
The seat backrests can also be folded forward individually on vehicles with
divided rear seats.
Before folding the seat backrests forwards, adapt the position of the front
seats in such a way that they are not damaged by the folded seat backrests.
If the front seats are too far back, we recommend that you have the rear head
restraints removed before the seat backrests are folded forward page 83.
Folding forward from the interior
A in the direction of arrow 1 Fig. 81.

Press the release lever

Seats and head restraints

87

Fold the backrest in the direction of the arrow

2.

In the undivided seat back, press the release handles A on both sides of the
seat back at the same time.
Folding forward from the luggage compartment
There is a lever on the left side of the luggage compartment for unlocking the
left rear seat backrest.
There is a lever on the right side of the luggage compartment for unlocking
the right and the middle rear seat backrests.

CAUTION
Ensure that the seat belts are not damaged when operating the seat backrests. Under no circumstances must the rear seat belts be jammed by the folded back seat backrests.
Before folding the seat back forward, check whether there are any objects
on the rear seat - there is a danger of damaging these items or the seat back
and the seat.

Long cargo channel in the rear seat backrest

Before folding the seat backrest forward, check that there are no objects on
the rear seat.
On vehicles with a net partition, the left and then the right and middle rear
seat backrest must first be unlocked. The net partition must be rolled up in the
housing.

Pull the lever in the direction of the arrow Fig. 82.


The respective seat rest is unlocked and folded forward if applicable.
Folding backwards

Pull the rear outer seat belt

C to the side panel in the direction of arrow 3


Fig. 81.
Subsequently, fold back the backrest in the opposite direction of the arrow
2 until the release handle A clicks into place - by pulling on the seat backrest.
Make sure that the red pin B is hidden.

In the undivided seat back, pull the two outer belts to the side panel. The release handles A must be locked audibly on both sides of the seat backrest.
The red pen B should not be visible on any of the two sides of the seat back.
WARNING
If rear seats are occupied, make sure that the respective seat backrests
are properly engaged.
After folding back the seat back, the seat belts must be ready for use.
The seat backrests must be securely locked in position so that no objects
in the luggage compartment can slide into the passenger compartment on
sudden braking risk of injury.
When transporting objects in the luggage compartment that has been enlarged by folding the backrest forward, ensure the safety of the passengers
transported on the other rear seats.

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Fig. 83 Open the cover: from the interior/from the luggage compartment
After folding-up the rear armrest and cover, an opening in the seat backrest
becomes visible through which the through-loading bag with skis can be pushed.
Opening from the interior
Fold the rear armrest down (not as far as the stop) Fig. 79 on page 86.
Pull the handle A in the direction of the arrow Fig. 83 and fold the cover
forwards.
Opening from the boot
Push the unlock button B in the direction of the arrow Fig. 83 and fold the
cover including the armrest forwards.
Closing

Fold the cover and rear armrest upwards to the stop - the cover must click
into place.

Ensure that the armrest is always locked into place after closing the cover.
This is apparent as the red field above the unlocking button B Fig. 83 is not
visible from the boot.

WARNING
The through-loading channel is only intended for transporting skis that are
placed in a properly secured, through-loading bag.

Transporting and practical equipment


Useful equipment

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Car park ticket holder
Storage compartment on the driver's side
stowage compartments in the doors
Storage compartment in the front centre console
Cup holders
Cigarette lighter
Ashtray
12-Volt power outlet
Waste container
Multimedia holder
Storage compartment under the front arm rest
Glasses compartment
Storage compartment on the front passenger side
Clothes hook
Storage pockets on the backs of the front seats
Storage compartment in the rear centre console
230-volt socket
Removable through-loading bag
AUX and USB inputs

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91
91
92
92
93
93
94
95
95
95
96
96
97
97
98
99

WARNING
Do not place anything on the dash panel. These objects might slide or fall
down when driving (when accelerating, cornering or with an incorrect driving action) and may distract you from concentrating on the traffic there is
the risk of an accident.
When driving, ensure that no objects from the centre console or from other storage compartments can get into the driver's footwell. You would not
be able to brake, operate the clutch pedal or accelerate - danger of causing
an accident!

Transporting and practical equipment

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WARNING (Continued)
No objects should be placed in the storage compartments nor in the
drinks holders; the vehicle occupants could be endangered if there is sudden braking or the vehicle collides with something.
Ash, cigarettes, cigars and the like. may only be placed in the ashtray!

Read and observe

on page 89 first.

Opening
Raise the handle and open out the compartment in the direction of the arrow
Fig. 85.
Closing
Swivel the lid against the direction of the arrow until it clicks into place.

Car park ticket holder


Fig. 84
Parking ticket holder

WARNING
The storage compartment must always be closed when driving for safety
reasons.

stowage compartments in the doors

Read and observe

on page 89 first.

The parking ticket holder Fig. 84 is designed e.g. for securing car park tickets.
WARNING
The attached note has to always be removed before starting off in order
not to restrict the driver's vision.

Storage compartment on the driver's side


Fig. 85
Opening the storage compartment

Fig. 86 Storage compartments: in the front door/in the rear door

Read and observe

on page 89 first.

Storage compartments Fig. 86


A Storage compartment in the front door
B Bottle storage compartment with a capacity of max. 1.5 l in the front door
C Storage compartment in the rear door
D Bottle storage compartment with a capacity of max. 0.5 l in the rear door
WARNING
The storage compartment A Fig. 86 is to be used exclusively for storing
objects which do not project out because there is the danger of limiting the
operating range of the side airbags.

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Storage compartment in the front centre console

Phonebox
When the telephone is inserted into the Phonebox, the telephone signal increases in strength by about 20%. This reduces the level of phone battery discharge and the electromagnetic radiation inside the vehicle.

Place the telephone in the storage compartment B with its back on the induction panel Fig. 88.

WARNING
The storage compartment is not a substitute for the ashtray and must also not be used for such purposes risk of fire!
For safety reasons, the storage compartment must always be closed
when driving.

Fig. 87 Open the open storage compartment / storage compartment


Fig. 88
Phonebox

CAUTION
The Phonebox cannot be used as an alternative to connecting the telephone
with the Infotainment.
Protective cases or cases around the telephone placed in the storage compartment may interfere with the telephone signal strength.
Metallic objects such as coins or keys under the telephone can affect the telephone signal strength.

Cup holders

Read and observe

on page 89 first.

Storage compartment in the front centre console Fig. 87


Open
Lockable
The storage compartment is provided for storing small items.
The lockable storage compartment contains an induction panel that is connected to the GSM antenna - the Phonebox Fig. 88.
Open/close
Press on the fuel filler flap in the direction of the arrow Fig. 87 - .
Closing takes place in reverse order.

Fig. 89 Cup holder: front/rear

Read and observe

on page 89 first.

Two beverage containers can be placed into the cup holder.

Transporting and practical equipment

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Placement of the cup holders Fig. 89


A In the front centre console
B In the rear armrest

WARNING
The cigarette lighter also works if the ignition is switched off. When leaving the vehicle, never leave persons who are not completely independent,
such as children, unattended in the vehicle. These could operate the lighter
and get burned, start a fire or damage the interior.
Take care when using the cigarette lighter! Improper usage can case
burns.

WARNING
Do not use any cups or beakers which are made of brittle material (e.g.
glass, porcelain). This could lead to injuries in the event of an accident.
Never put hot cups in the cup holder. If the vehicle moves, they may spill
risk of scalding!
No objects should be placed in the holders that might endanger the vehicle's occupants if the vehicle brakes suddenly or the vehicle is in collision.

CAUTION
Do not leave open beverage containers in the cup holder during the journey.
There is a risk of spilling e.g. when braking which may cause damage to the
electrical components or seat upholstery.

Note
The cigarette lighter socket can also be used as a 12 volt socket.

Ashtray

Cigarette lighter
Fig. 90
Cigarette lighter
Fig. 91 Remove front ashtray / open rear ashtray / remove rear ashtray
insert

Read and observe

on page 89 first.

Use
Press the igniter in as far as the stop Fig. 90.
Wait until the igniter pops out.
Remove the glowing igniter and use immediately.
Place the cigarette lighter back into the socket.

Read and observe

on page 89 first.

The ashtray can be used for discarding ash, cigarettes, cigars and the like

Removing/inserting the front ash tray


When removing, do not hold the ashtray on the cover.
Pull out the ashtray in the direction of the arrow Fig. 91 - .
Insertion takes place in reverse order.
Removing/inserting the rear ashtray insert

Pull the upper part of the well and open the ashtray in the direction of arrow
1 Fig. 91 - .

Grasp the insert in the area marked with the arrows and remove it in the direction of arrow 2 Fig. 91 - .

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The insertion of the insert and closing of the ashtray is carried out in reverse
order.

WARNING
Instructions for devices connected to the sockets.
Safely stow all devices during the journey to prevent them from being
thrown around the interior in the event of a sudden braking manoeuvre or
an accident risk of death!
The devices may warm up during operation risk of injury or fire! If the
device becomes too hot, switch it off and disconnect it from the power supply immediately.

WARNING
Never place hot or flammable objects in the ashtray risk of fire!

12-Volt power outlet

WARNING
When using the 12-volt sockets, the following notes are to be observed.
The socket also works if the ignition is switched off. When leaving the vehicle, never leave persons who are not completely independent, such as
children, unattended in the vehicle.
Improper use of the power sockets and the electrical accessories can
cause fires, burns and other serious injuries.
Fig. 92 Cover of the 12 volt power outlet: in the front centre console/ in
the boot

Read and observe

on page 89 first.

Overview of the 12-volt socket Fig. 92


In the front centre console
In the luggage compartment
Use
Remove the socket cover Fig. 92 - .

CAUTION
The sockets can only be used for the connection of approved electrical accessories with a total power consumption of up to 120 watts, otherwise the
electrical system of the vehicle may be damaged.
Connecting appliances when the engine is not running will drain the battery
of the vehicle!
Switch off the devices connected to the power sockets before you switch
the ignition on or off and before starting the engine, to avoid damage from
voltage fluctuations.

Waste container

Or

Open the socket cover Fig. 92 - .


Connect the plug for the electrical appliance to the socket.

Fig. 93 Waste container: inserting and moving/opening


Transporting and practical equipment

93

Note
We recommend that you use 20x30 cm bags.

Multimedia holder
Fig. 95
Multimedia holder

Fig. 94 Replacing the bags

Read and observe

on page 89 first.

The waste container can be inserted into the slots in the doors.
Insert waste container
Position the waste container at the front edge of the slot.
Push the waste container to the back in the direction of the arrow 1
Fig. 93.
Move the waste container in the direction of the arrows as required 2 .
Remove the waste container
Remove the waste container in the opposite direction to the arrow 1
Fig. 93.

Closing takes place in reverse order.


Replace bags

Remove the waste container from the slot.


Press the two locking lugs on the frame in the direction of arrow 4 Fig. 94.
Pull the bag together with the frame down in the direction of arrow 5 .
Remove the bag from the frame.
Pull the new bag through the frame and pull it over the frame in the direction
of arrow 6 .

7 into the con-

tainer body, so that the two lugs engage audibly to the frame.

WARNING
Never use the waste container as an ashtray - risk of fire!

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Read and observe

on page 89 first.

Multimedia holder Fig. 95


A Storage compartment for storing two coins
B Storage compartment for storing the vehicle key
C Storage compartment for storing a mobile phone
Depending on the equipment, the multimedia holder may only be accessible
via storage compartment C .
WARNING
Never use the multimedia holder as an ashtray - risk of fire!

Open/close waste container


Remove the cover in the direction of arrow 3 Fig. 93.

Place the bag containing the frame in the direction of arrow

Storage compartment under the front arm rest


Fig. 96
Opening the storage compartment

Closing
Swivel the lid of the glasses storage box against the direction of the arrow
Fig. 97 until it audibly clicks into place.
WARNING
The compartment must only be opened when removing or inserting
glasses, and otherwise must be kept closed risk of injury.
CAUTION
Do not put any heat-sensitive objects in the glasses storage box - with high
temperatures there is risk of damage.
The box must be closed before leaving and locking the vehicle risk of impairment to the functions of the anti-theft alarm system.

Read and observe

on page 89 first.

Opening
Pull the armrest on the handle A in the direction of the arrow Fig. 96.

Storage compartment on the front passenger side

Closing
Raise the armrest in the direction of the arrow Fig. 96 until it stops.
Fold the armrest in the opposite direction of the arrow.
WARNING
For safety reasons, the storage compartment should not be opened to an
end stop while driving.

Glasses compartment
Fig. 97
Opening the glasses storage box

Fig. 98 Tray open / operating air supply

Read and observe

on page 89 first.

A pen and credit card holder is provided in the stowage compartment.


The storage compartment is equipped with an inner light that illuminates
when opening and closing the storage compartment.

Read and observe

on page 89 first.

Opening
Press on the lid of the glasses storage box in area A Fig. 97.

Opening
Pull the cover handle in the direction of the arrow 1 Fig. 98 and fold down
the cover.
Closing

Swing the flap up opposite to the arrow direction

2 Fig. 98 until it clicks

into place.

The cover folds in the arrow direction.


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Air supply operation


The air supply can be operated by turning the rotary switch in the direction of
arrow A as far as the stop Fig. 98.
Opening
Closing
Opening the air supply when the air conditioning system is switched on allows
cooled air to flow into the storage compartment.
Opening the air inlet when the air conditioning system is on causes fresh or interior air to flow into the storage compartment.

WARNING
Never leave any heavy or sharp-edged objects in the pockets of the items
of clothing hung up.
To hang the clothes do not use hangers - there is a risk of limiting the effectiveness of head airbags.
Ensure that any clothes hanging from the hooks do not impair your vision
to the rear.

Storage pockets on the backs of the front seats

WARNING
The storage compartment must always be closed when driving for safety
reasons.

Fig. 100
Map pockets

Note
If not using the air supply in the storage compartment we recommend that you
leave the air supply closed.

Clothes hook

Fig. 99
Clothes hooks

Read and observe

on page 89 first.

The storage pockets Fig. 100 are intended for the storage of maps, magazines, etc.
WARNING
Never put heavy items in the map pockets risk of injury!

Read and observe

on page 89 first.

The clothes hooks are located on the middle door pillars of the vehicle and on
the handle of the headliner above each of the rear doors Fig. 99.
The maximum permissible load of each of the hooks is 2 kg.

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CAUTION
Never put large objects in the map pockets, e.g. bottles or objects with sharp
edges - risk of damaging the pockets and seat coverings.

Storage compartment in the rear centre console


Fig. 101
Opening the storage compartment

The socket only works if the ignition is switched on.


Use
Open the cover in the direction of the arrow Fig. 102.
Connect the plug for the electrical appliance to the socket.
When plugging in the connector the child safety lock is unlocked and the outlet is activated.
Warning light

Read and observe

Display indicator light


Illuminates green
Flashes red

on page 89 first.

Open/close
Pull the handle on the upper section of the recess and open out the compartment in the direction of the arrow Fig. 101.
Closing takes place in reverse order.
WARNING
Never use the storage compartment as an ashtray - risk of fire!

Fig. 102
Open the cover of the 230 volt
power outlet

Read and observe

The socket may be automatically deactivated for the following reasons


Excessive current.
Low battery charge state.
High socket temperature.
If disabling reasons no longer exist, the socket is automatically activated. Then
re-activate connected devices which are switched on .
WARNING
Improper use can lead to serious injury or fire. When leaving the vehicle,
never leave persons who are not completely independent, such as children,
unattended in the vehicle.
Do not pour liquids into the power socket risk of death! If fluid does
manage to get into the power socket, completely dry out the socket before
reuse.
Safely stow away all connected devices during the journey to prevent
them from being thrown around the interior in the event of a sudden braking manoeuvre or an accident risk of death!
The connected devices may warm up during operation risk of injury or
fire! If the device becomes too hot, switch it off and disconnect it from the
power supply immediately.
The child lock on the power socket is unlocked when using adapters and
extension cables which carry volts risk of injury!
Do no insert any conductive objects into the contacts of the power socket, e.g. knitting needs risk of death!

230-volt socket

Meaning
The power socket is activated.
The power socket is temporarily deactivated.

on page 89 first.

The 230-volt socket (hereinafter referred to as a socket) is provided for the


connection of approved electrical accessories with a two-pin 230-volt plug and
a total power consumption of up to 150 watts.
The socket is located in the rear centre console Fig. 102.

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CAUTION
The power socket can only be used for connecting approved electrical accessories with a two-pin 230V plug, with a total power uptake of up to 150 watt.
Place the connector on the electrical device into the power socket as far as it
can go to create a connection between the contacts.
If the connector of the electrical device is not inserted fully into the power
socket, the child safety lock might release, and the power socket be activated.
The electrical device is still not supplied with power.
The socket is temporarily disabled at engine start-up and the indicator light
flashes red. After starting the engine, the power socket is re-activated automatically.
Do not connect any lamps with neon filaments to the power socket - risk of
damaging the lamp.
A larger current surge may arise in some power supplies (e.g. for notebooks)
when connecting them to the power socket- this will automatically deactivate
the power socket. In this case, disconnect the power supply from the consumer and connect the power supply to the power socket first, followed by the
consumer.
The connected appliances may behave differently to when connected to the
mains.

Fold the rear armrest and the cover in the seat backrest downwards
page 88.

Place the empty, through-loading bag in the opening in such a way that the
end of the bag with the zip is in the boot.

Push the skis into the through-loading bag from the boot
Close the through-loading bag.

Securing the through-loading bag and skis


Tighten the strap A on the free end around the skis in front of the bindings
Fig. 103.
Fold the seat backrest a little forward.
Guide the securing strap B through the opening in the seat backrest around
the upper part of the seat backrest.
Then push the seat backrest back into the upright position until the unlocking button clicks into place - check by pulling on the seat backrest.
Insert the securing strap B into the lock C until it clicks into place.
WARNING
After placing skis into the through-loading bag, you must secure the bag
with the securing strap B Fig. 103.
The strap A must hold the skis tight.
Make sure that the strap A holds all skis in front of the binding (see also
the text on the through-loading bag).
The total weight of the skis which are transported must not exceed
24 kg.

Removable through-loading bag

CAUTION
Never fold and stow the through-loading bag when it is wet - risk of damaging the through-loading bag.
The through-loading bag is designed for the transportation of up to four
pairs of skis.
Place the skis with the tips facing to the front and the sticks with the tips
facing to the rear. into the through-loading bag.

Fig. 103 Tighten ribbon / secure through-loading bag

Read and observe

on page 89 first.

The removable through-loading bag (hereinafter referred to as a through-loading bag) is used exclusively for transporting skis.
Stowing the through-loading bag and skis
Open the boot lid.

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AUX and USB inputs

Install/remove
Fig. 104
Installation locations of the AUX
and USB inputs

Read and observe

on page 89 first.

Fig. 105 Position adapter/install holder

The AUX input is above the storage compartment in the front centre console
and is identified with the mark Fig. 104.
The MDI input is above the storage compartment in the front centre console
and is identified by the symbol .
Additional information Owners Manual Infotainment.

Multimedia holder

Introduction
Fig. 106 Remove holder/remove adapter

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Install/remove
Handle holder

99
100

External devices (e.g. tablet, smartphone, etc.) measuring min. 122 mm and
max. 195 mm can be secured in the support.
The maximum permissible load of the holder is 750 g.
CAUTION
Never exceed the maximum permissible load of the holder - there is a risk of
damage or functional impairment.

Read and observe

on page 99 first.

Fitting
Attach the opened adapter to the guide rods of the headrest Fig. 105.
Clip in the adapter in the direction of arrow 1 .
Clip the holder in the direction of arrow 2 into the adapter.
Removing
Pull on the locking strap A in the direction of arrow 3 Fig. 106.
Remove the holder from the bracket in the direction of arrow 4 .
Press the adapter and remove from the guide rods of the headrest in the direction of arrow 5 .
WARNING
Carefully clip in the adapter - there is a risk of injuring your finger.

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Multifunction pocket
Folding double hooks
Foldable hook
Floor covering
Floor covering on both sides
Luggage net
Luggage compartment cover
Roll-up cover
Storage compartment with cargo element
Storage compartments under the floor covering
Multi-function pocket
Class N1 vehicles

Handle holder

Fig. 107 Tilt and rotate holder

Read and observe

on page 99 first.

Tilt and rotate holder


The holder may be tilted 30 in the direction of arrow 1 and rotated through
360 in the direction of arrow 2 Fig. 107.
Adjust holder size

Pull out the securing tab

A in the direction of arrow 3 and move part B in

direction of arrow 4 to the desired position Fig. 108.

Example: In the event of a frontal collision at a speed of 50 km/h, an object


with a weight of 4.5 kg produces an energy, which corresponds to 20 times its
own weight. This means that it results in a weight of approx. 90 kg .

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Fastening elements
Fixing nets

100 Using the system

In the event of an accident, even small and light objects gain so much kinetic
energy that they can cause severe injuries.
The magnitude of the kinetic energy is dependent on the speed at which the
vehicle is travelling and the weight of the object.

Luggage compartment and transport of cargo

When transporting cargo the following the instructions must be adhered to


transporting heavy objects, the driving characteristics change due to
the shift in centre-of-gravity. The speed and style of driving must be adjusted accordingly.
The cargo is stowed in the luggage compartment. To prevent this from moving it should be secured with suitable lashing straps to the lashing eyes or
secured with fixing nets.
Distribute loads as evenly as possible.
Place heavy objects as far forward as possible.
The items carried in the luggage compartment must be stored in such a way
that no objects are able to slip forward if any sudden driving or braking manoeuvres are undertaken risk of injury!
Tyre pressure is to match the load.
When transporting loads in the luggage compartment that has been enlarged by folding the rear seats forward, ensure the safety of the passengers
transported on the other rear seats .
When

Fig. 108
Adjust holder size

102
103
103
103
103
104
104
105
106
106
107
107

101
102

Luggage compartment light


The warning light turns on when tailgate is opened.

The warning light turns off when the tailgate is closed.


If the boot lid is open and the ignition switched off, the light will extinguish
automatically after around 10 minutes.
WARNING
Never exceed the maximum permissible load of the respective fasteners,
nets, hooks etc. as heavy objects are not e sufficiently secured - there is a
risk of injury!
If the cargo is tied down with unsuitable or damaged lashing straps, injuries can occur in the event of braking manoeuvres or accidents.
Loose cargo can be thrown forward during a sudden manoeuvre or in case
of an accident and can injure the occupants or other road users.
Loose cargo could hit a deployed airbag and injure occupants danger of
death!

CAUTION
Never exceed the maximum permissible load of the respective fasteners,
nets, hooks etc. - these could be damaged.
Make sure that transported objects with sharp edges do not damage the
threads of the following devices.
Rear window heater.
Rear window with an integrated antenna.
Integrated antenna in the rear side windows.

Fastening elements

Fig. 110 Fastening elements: Variant 3/variant 4

Read and observe

and

on page 101 first.

The fasteners are located on both sides of the luggage compartment.


The maximum permissible static load of the individual lashing eyes C and E
is 350 kg.
The maximum permissible load of the individual lashing eyes is D is 150 kg.
Overview of the fastening elements Fig. 109 and Fig. 110
A Fasteners for securing fastening nets and multifunction pocket
B Lashing eyes only for fastening fixing nets
C Lashing eyes for fastening of cargo and fastening nets (in variant 1, the
rear and centre eye is additionally provided for securing the multifunctional bag)
D Lashing eyes for fastening cargo and fastening nets
E Lashing eyes for fastening cargo and fastening nets
The lashing eyelet B is located behind the folding rear seat backrest .

Fig. 109 Fastening elements: Variant 1/variant 2 (G-TEC)

Transporting and practical equipment

101

CAUTION
Do not place any sharp objects in the nets risk of damaging the net.
For vehicles with lashing eyes D Fig. 109 on page 101, only the following
nets can be attached.
Horizontal pocket behind the seats.
Floor net, which can be attached to the rear fastening elements
A Fig. 109 on page 101 in the rear area.

Fixing nets

Multifunction pocket
Fig. 113
Securing the multifunction pocket

Fig. 111 Fastening examples for nets


Fig. 112
Fastening example for vertical
pockets

Read and observe

and

on page 101 first.

The pocket Fig. 113 can be secured to the fastening elements A and the rear
and centre lashing eyes C Fig. 109 on page 101.

Read and observe

and

on page 101 first.

Fastening examples for nets Fig. 111


A Horizontal pocket
B Floor net
C Vertical pocket
The maximum permissible load of each of the nets is 1.5 kg.
If the vehicle is equipped with the variable loading floor and this is in the upper
position, then the lashing eyes E Fig. 110 on page 101 can be used for attaching the nets.

102 Using the system

The maximum permissible load for the bag attached to the fastening element
is 3 kg.
CAUTION
In vehicles with a variable loading floor, it is not possible to attach the bag to
the fastening elements.

Fold down hooks

Folding double hooks

Press on the lower portion of the hook


Fig. 114
Folding double hooks

Read and observe

and

A and then fold it in direction of the

arrow Fig. 115.

Floor covering

on page 101 first.

The folding double hook Fig. 114 is used to fasten small items of luggage, e.g.
bags.
The folding double hook can be located on either of the two sides of the luggage compartment, according to the model.
An item of luggage with a maximum weight of 5 kg can be attached to each
side of the double hook.

Foldable hook
Fig. 115
Fold down hooks

Fig. 116 Fixing the floor covering: Version 1 / version 2

Read and observe

and

on page 101 first.

Fastening options for the flooring Fig. 116


With the loop on a hook on the luggage compartment cover
With the hook on the frame of the luggage compartment lid
CAUTION
The floor covering can be fixed with Version 2 only if the variable loading floor
is folded in the upper position Fig. 128 on page 108.

Floor covering on both sides

Read and observe

and

on page 101 first.

You can fit a double-sided floor covering in the luggage compartment.

Read and observe

and

on page 101 first.

Foldable hooks for hanging small items of luggage, such as bags, etc., are provided on both sides of the luggage compartment.
The maximum permissible load of the hook is 7 kg.

One side of the double-sided floor covering is made of fabric, the other side is
washable (easy to maintain).
The washable side is used to transport wet or dirty items.
CAUTION
The double sided floor covering can only be used in vehicles without the variable loading floor page 107 - There is a risk of damage to the variable loading
floor.
Transporting and practical equipment

103

Note
For easier turning of the covering, use the loop attached.

Fig. 119
Luggage compartment cover
stowed behind the rear seats

Luggage net
Fig. 117
Luggage net

Read and observe

and

on page 101 first.

If the support straps A Fig. 118 are attached to the boot lid, then opening
the lid will raise the boot lid cover (hereafter referred to as cover).

Read and observe

and

on page 101 first.

The net at the bottom of the luggage compartment cover Fig. 117 is provided
for transporting light and soft items.
The maximum permissible load of the net is 1.5 kg.
CAUTION
Do not place any sharp objects into the net risk of net damage.

Luggage compartment cover

If you want to carry bulky goods, the cover can be removed from the vehicle,
and may be stowed behind the rear seat backrests Fig. 119.
Removing
On both sides of the boot lid unhook the straps A in direction of arrow 1
Fig. 118.
Hold the raised cover.
Press on the two sides to the underside of the cover in the region of the
mounts C .
Remove the cover in the direction of the arrow 2 .
Installing
Place the cover on the contact surfaces of the side trim panel.
Place the fixtures B on the cover above the brackets C on the side trim
Fig. 118.
Press on the two sides to the upper side of the cover in the region of the
mounts C .
The fixtures B must completely lock into place in the mounts C on both sides
of the luggage compartment.

On both sides of the boot lid hook the straps

A in the opposite direction of

arrow 1 .

Fig. 118 Remove the luggage compartment cover

104 Using the system

WARNING
No objects should be placed on the cover. This could endanger the vehicle
occupants during sudden braking or vehicle impact.

CAUTION
When closing the boot lid, jamming and damage to the cover or the side trim
panel can occur if handled incorrectly. The following guidelines must be observed.
The recesses in the cover B Fig. 118 must lock in the holders in the side
trim panel C .
The items which are transported must not exceed the height of the cover.
The cover must not be jammed in the surrounding seal of the luggage compartment lid when it is in the raised position.
There must be no object in the gap between the cover in the raise position
and the rear backrest.

Roll-up cover

Read and observe

and

on page 101 first.

Extending
Grasp the cover on the handle A and pull it out in the direction of the arrow
1 until it clicks Fig. 120.
Retracting

Push the cover in the area of handle

A in the direction of the arrow 2

Fig. 120.

The cover rolls up automatically.


Removing/inserting
The fully rolled luggage compartment cover can be removed.

Press on the side of the cross bar in the direction of arrow

3 and remove

the cover in the arrow direction 4 Fig. 120.

Insertion takes place in reverse order.


Stowage
If the vehicle is equipped with the variable loading floor, then the removable
roll-up luggage compartment cover can be stowed in the recesses of the luggage compartment side trim.

Fold the variable loading floor into the upper position page 108.
Remove the side covers of the luggage compartment in the direction of the
arrow 1 Fig. 121.

Fig. 120 Roll-up cover: pull out/roll/remove

Remove the roll-up luggage compartment cover Fig. 120.


Insert the front part of the roll-up luggage compartment cover under a portion of the side trim D Fig. 121 on the left.

Fold the rear part of the roll-up luggage compartment cover in the direction
of arrow 2

Replace the side trims of the luggage compartment in the opposite direction
of the arrow 1 .

Fold out the variable loading floor to the upper position page 108.
WARNING
No objects should be placed on the foldable boot cover. This could endanger the vehicle occupants during sudden braking or vehicle impact.
Fig. 121 Remove the side panels of the luggage compartment/stow the
roll-up luggage compartment cover

CAUTION
If you want to stow the roll-up luggage compartment cover and the roof rack
at the same time, then it is necessary that the rear part of the roll-up luggage
compartment is covering the rear roof rack.
Transporting and practical equipment

105

Storage compartment with cargo element


Fig. 122
Remove storage compartment

Secure load

Remove the cargo element (part of the storage compartment cover) in the direction of the arrow Fig. 123- .

Attach the Cargo element with Velcro to the rear seats on the floor of the

luggage compartment Fig. 123 - or attach to the fabric side of the double-sided floor covering.

CAUTION
When using the storage compartment, take care not to damage it or the luggage compartment lining.

Storage compartments under the floor covering

Fig. 123 Removing cargo element/example on how to mount the load by


means of the cargo element

Read and observe

and

on page 101 first.

Fig. 124 Lift floor covering/storage compartments under the floor covering

Read and observe

and

on page 101 first.

The storage compartment with cargo element may be located on either of the
two sides of the luggage compartment, depending on the equipment variant.

The storage compartments B Fig. 124 are located under the floor covering
of the luggage compartment in vehicles without a spare wheel.

The space behind the storage compartment is designed for storing small objects with a maximum total weight of 2.5 kg.

Every storage compartment B is designed for storing small objects of up to 15


kg. in weight in total.

The cargo element is designed for attaching objects with a maximum total
weight of 8 kg.

Transport of cargo
Dividing the luggage compartment with variable loading floor page 109.
Remove the fog floor covering in the direction of the arrow Fig. 124.
Fix the hook A to the top edge of the variable loading floor.

Storage compartment cover removal/fitting


Remove the storage compartment cover in the direction of the arrow
Fig. 122.
Insertion takes place in reverse order.

106 Using the system

It is possible also to store objects with larger heights in the storage compartments B , thereby using the maximum height of the luggage compartment.

CAUTION
The following instructions must be observed to avoid damage to the storage
compartments.
Do not stored any sharp objects in the storage compartments.
Do not place any point-pressure in the storage compartment.
Carefully place the items in the storage compartments.

Multi-function pocket

Place the rear bar onto the two hooks that are folded forward in the direction of the arrow 3 all the way to the stop.

Pushing in
Remove the rear bar from the hook in the direction of the arrow 4 Fig. 125.
Push in the pocket in the direction of the arrow 5 .
Place the rear bar against the front bar and press them together at both
ends B .
The front hooks on both sides of the luggage compartment fold back opposite to the direction of arrow 1 .
Removing/inserting
The roll-up cargo cover must be removed.

Remove the pocket from the fittings in the direction of the arrow

Fig. 125.

Insertion takes place in reverse order.

When inserting, push the end of the bar marked into the right receptacle

and the end of the bar marked into the left receptacle. The arrows should
be pointing forward.

Class N1 vehicles

Read and observe

and

on page 101 first.

In class N1 vehicles that are not fitted with a protective grille, a lashing set that
complies with the EN 12195 standard (1-4) must be used for fastening the load.

Fig. 125 Multifunction pocket: pull out/insert/push in/remove

Read and observe

and

on page 101 first.

The multifunction pocket (hereinafter referred to as pocket) is provided for


storing clothing and light objects with no sharp edges.

Proper functioning of the electrical installation is essential for safe vehicle operation. It is important to ensure that the electrical installation is not damaged
during the adjustment process or when the storage area is being loaded and
unloaded.

Variable loading floor in the luggage compartment (Estate)

Introduction

The maximum permissible load of the multifunction box is 3 kg.

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:

Removal and fitting


Fold down the front hooks on both sides of the luggage compartment in the
direction of arrow 1 Fig. 125.
Grasp the rear bar A with both hands and withdraw the pocket in arrow direction 2 .

Positions of the variable loading floor


Fold up variable loading floor
Dividing the luggage compartment

Transporting and practical equipment

108
108
109

107

The maximum permissible load of the variable loading floor is 75 kg. For the
transport of heavy loads, adjust the variable loading floor in the lower position
Fig. 127 on page 108.

Positions of the variable loading floor

After an audible click, the variable loading floor can be stowed in the upper position by pushing it forward.
The space available below the variable loading floor can be used for stowing
objects such as the removed roll-up luggage compartment cover page 105,
the roof cross bars page 111 etc.
Set into the lower position

Check that there are no objects in the space under the variable loading floor.
Grasp the rear of the variable loading floor by the handle A Fig. 127.
Lift the variable loading floor about 10 cm in the direction of the arrow 2
and pull it back in the direction of the arrow 3 .

The variable loading floor moves automatically to the lower position where it
can be stored by pressing it forward.

Fold up variable loading floor


Fig. 126 Set variable loading floor to the upper position / variable loading
floor in the upper position

Fig. 128 Fold up variable loading floor / folded variable cargo floor in the
upper position
Fig. 127 Set variable loading floor to the lower position / variable loading
floor in the lower position
The variable loading floor can be set to the upper or lower position.
Set to the upper position

Grasp the rear of the variable loading floor by the handle A Fig. 126.
Lift the variable loading floor about 20 cm, pull it to yourself and raise it in

the direction of the arrow 1 to the level of the roll-up luggage compartment
cover until it clicks.

108 Using the system

The variable loading floor can be folded up in both the lower and the upper position.

Grasp the rear of the variable loading floor by the handle

A Fig. 128 and lift


in the direction of the arrow 1 .
Fold up the variable loading floor by moving it in the direction of the arrow
2.

Dividing the luggage compartment

Using the net partition


Fig. 129
Dividing the boot with variable
loading floor

The luggage compartment can be divided with the variable loading floor in the
lower and upper position.

Raise the rear of the variable loading floor by the handle A Fig. 129.
Push the rear edge of the variable loading floor into the grooves B in the

Fig. 130 Open part of the roll-up luggage compartment cover / release
lever

direction of the arrow.

The variable loading floor is secured against movements in the grooves B .

Net partition

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Using the net partition
Removing and refitting the net partition housing

109
110

The net partition can either be extracted from behind the rear seats or behind
the front seats.
This chapter describes the procedure for extracting and rolling up the net partition behind the rear seats.
Installing and removing the net partition from behind the front seats is carried
out in a similar way as behind the rear seats. Before pulling out the net partition, the rear seat backs are to be folded forwards. After rolling up the net partition into the housing, the rear seat backs are folded back page 87.

Fig. 131 Net partition behind the front seats in the pulled-out state
Removing the net partition behind the rear seats
Fold out part of the roll-up luggage compartment cover A in the direction of
the arrow Fig. 130.
Pull out the net partition at the upper crossbar C from the housing D
Fig. 131.
Hook the crossbar into one of the receptacles E .
On the other side, press on the crossbar and hook it into the appropriate receptacle E .

Transporting and practical equipment

109

If the crossbar is hooked into the receptacle E to the left for example, then
press on the crossbar in the direction of the arrow 1 and insert into the receptacle E to the right.

Make sure that the crossbar is firmly seated in the fittings E .


Fold back part of the roll-up luggage compartment cover A in the opposite
direction of the arrow Fig. 130.

Using the net partition behind the rear seats


Fold out part of the roll-up luggage compartment cover A in the direction of
the arrow Fig. 130.
Press on the crossbar and remove it from the receptacles E , first on one
side, then on the other side Fig. 131.
Hold the crossbar C in such a way that the net partition can slowly roll up
into the housing D without being damaged.
Fold back part of the roll-up luggage compartment cover A in the opposite
direction of the arrow Fig. 130.

Fitting
Insert the recesses on the net partition housing into the mounts on the rear
seat backrests.
Push the net partition housing in the opposite direction of the arrow 1
Fig. 132 as far as the stop.
Fold the rear seats backs into their original position page 87.

Roof rack

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


fixing points for base support
Stowing the roof rack
Roof load

111
111
112

WARNING
When transporting cargo the following the instructions must be adhered
to.
The transported items on the roof rack must always be securely attached
risk of accident!
Always secure the load with appropriate and undamaged lashing straps
or tensioning straps.
Distribute the load evenly over the roof rack system.
When transporting heavy objects or objects which take up a large area on
the roof rack system, the handling of the car may change as a result of the
displacement of the centre of gravity. The style of driving and speed must
therefore be adapted to the current circumstances.
Avoid abrupt and sudden driving/braking manoeuvres.
The permissible roof load, permissible axle loads and gross permissible
weight of the vehicle must not be exceeded under any circumstances risk
of accident!

CAUTION
If the net partition blocks when pulling it out of the housing, push the release
lever B in the direction of the arrow Fig. 130.

Removing and refitting the net partition housing


Fig. 132
Removing the net partition
housing

Removing

Fold the rear seat backrests forward page 87.


Open the rear right door page 57.
Push the net partition housing A in the direction of the arrow

1 and remove it from the mounts on the right seat backrests in the direction of the
arrow 2 Fig. 132.

110

Using the system

CAUTION
On models fitted with a sliding/tilting roof, ensure that the sliding/tilting roof
does not strike any items of luggage transported on the roof when tilting.
Ensure that the luggage compartment lid does not hit the roof load when

opened.

The height of the vehicle changes after mounting a roof luggage rack system
including the load that is being transported. Compare the vehicle height with
available clearances, such as underpasses and garage doors.
Ensure the roof aerial is not impaired by the load being transported.

Stowing the roof rack

Note
We recommend that you use a roof rack from KODA Original Accessories.

fixing points for base support

Fig. 134 Remove the side panels of the luggage compartment/stow the
roof rack

Read and observe

and

on page 110 first.

With vehicles have the variable loading floor, then the roof racks can be stowed in the recesses of the luggage compartment side trim.

Fold the variable loading floor into the upper position page 108.
Remove the side covers of the luggage compartment in the direction of the

Fig. 133 Attachment points

Read and observe

and

on page 110 first.

arrow 1 Fig. 134.

Remove the key from the roof rack

The mounting points are located on both sides of the vehicle.

The removed key can be stowed in recess C .

Arrangement of the mounting points Fig. 133


A Front attachment points
B Rear attachment points

Insert the front roof rack A into the front recesses of the side trim.
Insert the rear roof rack B into the rear recesses of the side trim.
Replace the side trims of the luggage compartment in the opposite direction

The mounting and dismounting of the basic carrier is carried out according to
the instructions provided.

Fold out the variable loading floor to the upper position page 108.

of the arrow 1 .

CAUTION
Before stowing the roof rack, pull out the key from the carrier, otherwise it
could be damaged.
If you want to stow the roof rack and the roll-up luggage compartment cover
at the same time, then it is necessary that the rear part of the roll-up luggage
compartment is covering the rear roof rack.

Transporting and practical equipment

111

Roof load

Read and observe

Heating and ventilation


and

on page 110 first.

Do not exceed the permissible roof load of 75 kg, this includes the carrier system.
The full permissible roof load cannot be used if a roof rack system with a lower
load carrying capacity is used. The maximum capacity of the carrier system
should never be exceeded.

Heating, manual air conditioning system, Climatronic

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Heating and manual air conditioning
Climatronic (automatic air conditioning)
Climatronic - automatic operation
Air distribution control
Air outlet vents

113
114
115
115
116

The heating and air conditioning ventilate and heat the vehicle interior. The air
conditioning system also cools and dehumidifies the vehicle interior.
The heating effect is dependent upon the coolant temperature, thus full heat
output only occurs when the engine has reached its operating temperature.
The cooling system operates only if the following conditions are met.
The cooling system is switched on.
The engine is running.
The outside temperature is above approx. +2 C.
The blower is switched on.
If the cooling system is switched on, the temperature and air humidity drops in
the vehicle. The cooling system prevents the windows from misting up during
the cold season of the year.
It is possible to briefly activate recirculated air mode to enhance the cooling
effect page 115.
Health protection
To reduce health risks (e.g. common colds), the following instructions for the
use of the cooling system are to be observed.
The difference between the indoor temperature and the outdoor air temperature should not be greater than about 5 C.
The cooling system is to be turned off about 10 minutes before the end of
the journey.
Once a year, disinfection of the manual air conditioner or the Climatronic is to

be carried out by a specialist company.

112

Using the system

WARNING
For your own safety and that of other road users, ensure that all the windows are free of ice, snow and misting. The blower should always be on to
prevent the windows from misting up.
Under certain circumstances, air at a temperature of about 5 C can flow
out of the vents when the cooling system is switched on.

CAUTION
The air inlet in front of the windscreen must be free of e.g. ice, snow or
leaves to ensure that the heating and cooling system operates properly.
After switching on the cooling Condensation from the evaporator of the air
conditioning may drip down and form a puddle below the vehicle. This is not a
leak!
If the coolant temperature is too high, the cooling system is switched off to
ensure that the engine cools down.

Heating and manual air conditioning

Fig. 135 Heating Controls

Fig. 136 Controls of the manual air conditioning

Read and observe

and

on page 113 first.

Individual functions can be set or switched on by turning the dial or pressing


the corresponding key. When the function is switched on, the warning light illuminates below the button.
Functions of the individual controls Fig. 135 and Fig. 136
A Setting temperature
Lower the temperature
Increase the temperature
B Set the blower speed (Level 0: Fan off, Level 6: highest speed)
C Set the direction of the air outlet page 116
Air flow to the windows
Air flow to the upper body
Air flow into the footwell and to the body (warmer air directed to the
footwell than to the body)
Air flow in the footwell
Air flow to the windows and the footwell
D Depending on equipment fitted:
Auxiliary heating and ventilation on / switch off page 118
Switching the windscreen heater on/off page 76
Control the seat heater on the front left seat page 85
Switch the cooling system on/off
Switch the rear window heater on/off page 76
Switch recirculation on/off page 115
Control the seat heater on the front right seat page 85

Heating and ventilation

113

Information on the cooling system


The cooling system operates only if the following conditions are met
page 112.
The warning light below the button Fig. 136 illuminates after activation,
even if not all of the conditions for the function of the cooling system have
been met. The lighting up of the indicator light in the button signals the operational readiness of the cooling system.
When the air distribution control is turned to position the cooling system is
activated.
Note
During operation of the manual air conditioning, an increase in engine idle
speed may occur under certain circumstances in order to ensure sufficient
heating comfort.

Climatronic (automatic air conditioning)

Fig. 137 Controls the Climatronic

Read and observe

and

on page 113 first.

The Climatronic in automatic mode ensures the best-possible setting of the


temperature of the out-flowing air, the blower stage and air distribution.
Individual functions can be set or switched on by turning the dial or pressing
the corresponding key. When the function is switched on, a warning light
lights up within or below the button.

1)
2)

Applies to left-hand drive vehicles.


Applies to right-hand drive vehicles.

114

Using the system

Some functions can also be operated in the infotainment Owners Manual


Infotainment, chapter Adjustment of the heating and cooling system.
Functions of the individual controls Fig. 137
A Adjust the temperature for the left side (or for both sides)1)
Lower the temperature
Increase the temperature
B Interior temperature sensor
C Adjust fan speed (the setting is indicated by the number of illuminated
control lamps shown in the knob)
Turn to the left: Reduce speed up to turning off the Climatronic
Turn to the right: Increase speed
D Adjust the temperature for the right side (or for both sides)2)
Lower the temperature
Increase the temperature
E Display the temperature setting for the left side
F Display the temperature setting for the right side
G Depending on equipment fitted:
Auxiliary heating and ventilation on / switch off page 118
Switching Climatronic system off
Control the seat heater on the front left seat page 85
Air flow to the windows
Air flow to the upper body
Air flow in the footwell
Switch recirculation on/off page 115
Control the seat heater on the front right seat page 85
Intensive de-icing or ventilation of the windscreen, switching on/off
Switch the rear window heater on/off page 76
Switching the windscreen heater on/off page 76
Climatronic set in the Infotainment Owners Manual Infotainment
Synchronize the temperature inside the entire vehicle according to the
temperature setting on the driver's side
Switching automatic mode on page 115
Switch the cooling system on/off

Setting temperature
The temperature can be adjusted on the Climatronic control unit or in the Infotainment Owners Manual Infotainment, chapter Setting the heating and the
cooling system.

Setting the individual operating modes Owners Manual Infotainment, chapter Setting the heating and the cooling system.
After the automatic mode is switched on, Climatronic works in the last selected mode.

The temperature can be set between +16 C and +29.5 C. The temperature is
regulated automatically within this range.

The currently selected mode is displayed in the Infotainment display.

Illuminates in the temperature display then the Climatronic works with maximum cooling (temperature setting below +16 C).

Note
Climatronic is set to the medium setting at the factory.

Illuminates in the temperature display then the Climatronic works with maximum heating (temperature setting above +29.5 C).
There is no automatic temperature control in the two end positions.

WARNING
Do not switch off the Climatronic system for longer than necessary.
Switch on the Climatronic system as soon as the windows mist up.

CAUTION
Do not cover the interior temperature sensor B Fig. 137 as this could impair
the functioning of the Climatronic.
Note
During operation of the Climatronic, an increase in engine idle speed can occur under certain circumstances in order to ensure adequate heating comfort.
When is switched on, the air flow to the windows is switched on. The
air flow to the windows will remain switched on after turning off.
Holding the button will turn on automatically.

Climatronic - automatic operation

Read and observe

and

on page 113 first.

The automatic mode is used in order to maintain a constant temperature and


to demist the windows in the interior of the car.
Automatic mode can be switched off by pressing one of the buttons for the air
distribution or by increasing/decreasing the blower speed. The temperature
regulation is continued.
Operating modes
Automatic mode works in three modes - moderate, medium, and intensive.

Air distribution control

Read and observe

and

on page 113 first.

The recirculation mode prevents contaminated outside air getting into the Interior of the vehicle.
In recirculated air mode air is sucked out of the interior of the vehicle and then
fed back into the interior.
Switching on/off
Press the button.
When the recirculation mode is activated, the warning light below the button
lights up.
Heating and manual air conditioning system
If the air distribution control is set to position when the recirculation modes
is switched on, the recirculated-air mode is switched off. Recirculated air mode
can be switched on again from this setting by repeatedly pressing the symbol
button .
When the is switched on and the temperature regulator is turned to the
left, the recirculated-air mode is switched on.
Climatronic
Climatronic may have an air quality sensor for the detection of the pollutant
concentration in the sucked-in air.
If a considerable increase in concentration of pollutants is recognised by the
air quality sensor, the recirculated air mode will be switched on automatically.
When the pollutant concentration decreases to the normal level, the recirculated air mode is automatically switched off.

Heating and ventilation

115

This automatic on/off switching of the recirculated-air mode can be activated


or deactivated in the Infotainment Owners Manual Infotainment, chapter Setting the heating and the cooling system.

Air outlet vents

If the button is pressed when the recirculation modes is switched on, the
recirculated-air mode is switched off.
Depending on the moisture conditions in the vehicle interior the air recirculation may also shut-down automatically.
WARNING
The recirculation system cannot be switched on for a longer period of time,
because there is no supply of fresh air from the outside. Stale air may result in fatigue in the driver and occupants, reduce attention levels and also
cause the windows to mist up. The risk of having an accident increases.
Switch off recirculated air mode as soon as the windows start to mist up.
CAUTION
We recommend not smoking in the vehicle when the recirculating air operation
is switched on. The smoke sucked from inside the vehicle is deposited on the
evaporator of the air conditioner. This produces a permanent odour when the
air conditioning system is operating which can only be eliminated through considerable effort and expense (replacement of compressor).

Fig. 138 Air vents at the front

Note
The automatic activation/deactivation of the air recirculation with Climatronic
only works if the outside temperature is higher than approx. 2 C.

Fig. 139 Air vents at the rear

Read and observe

and

on page 113 first.

The direction of airflow can be adjusted using the air outlet vents 3, 4
Fig. 138 and 6 Fig. 139 - the outlets can be opened and closed individually.
Changing the direction of air flow
To change the height of the air flow, swivel the horizontal fins with the movable adjuster A Fig. 138 or Fig. 139 upward or downward.
To change the lateral direction of the air flow, turn the vertical fins with the
movable adjuster A Fig. 138 or Fig. 139 to the left or right.

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Using the system

Opening
Turn regulator B Fig. 138 or Fig. 139upwards.

Aux. heating
The auxiliary heating can be used when both when stationary, when the engine is switched off, to preheat the vehicle and also while driving (e.g. during
the heating phase of the engine).

Closing
Turn regulator B Fig. 138 or Fig. 139downwards.
Depending on the setting of the air distribution on the front panel of the heater, the manual air conditioning or the Climatronic, the following air vents are
active.
Set the direction of the air
outlet

Active air outlet nozzles Fig. 138 and


Fig. 139

1. 2. 4
1. 2. 4. 5. 7

WARNING
The auxiliary heating (auxiliary heating and ventilation) (hereinafter referred to as aux. heating) must never be operated in closed rooms (e.g. garages) risk of poisoning!
The auxiliary heating must not be allowed to run during refuelling risk
of fire.
The exhaust pipe of the auxiliary heating is located on the underside of
the vehicle. If you want to use the heater, do not park the car in places
where the exhaust fumes can come into contact with flammable materials
such as dry grass, undergrowth, leaves, spilled fuel etc. - risk of fire.

3. 4. 6
4. 5. 7
3. 4. 5. 6. 7

CAUTION
The exhaust pipe of the auxiliary heating, which is located on the underside
of the vehicle, must not be clogged and the exhaust flow must not be blocked.
If the auxiliary heating is running, the vehicle battery discharges.
The air inlet in front of the windscreen must be free (e.g. of ice, snow or
leaves) to ensure that the auxiliary heating operates properly.

Auxiliary heating (auxiliary heating and ventilation)


Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Switching on/off
Radio remote control

The auxiliary heating also warms up the engine.


Auxiliary ventilation
The auxiliary ventilation enables fresh air to flow into the vehicle interior by
switching off the engine, whereby the interior temperature is effectively decreased (e.g. with the vehicle parked in the sun).

CAUTION
To ensure that the heating, the manual air conditioning and the Climatronic
systems work properly, do not block up the air outlet vents with any objects.

The auxiliary heating warms up the coolant by combusting fuel from the vehicle tank. This heats the air flowing into the passenger compartment (if the
blower is turned on).

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Functional requirements of the auxiliary heating (auxiliary heating and ventilation)


The charge state of the vehicle battery is sufficient.
The fuel supply is adequate (the warning light is not illuminated in the
instrument cluster).

Heating and ventilation

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Note
The auxiliary heating only switches the blower on, if it has achieved a coolant
temperature of approx. 50 C.
At low outside temperatures, this can result in a formation of water vapour in
the area of the engine compartment. This is quite normal and is not an operating problem.
So that warm air can flow into the vehicle interior after switching on the aux.
heating, you must maintain the comfort temperature normally selected by you,
leave the fan switched on and leave the air outlet vents in open. It is recommended to put the air flow in the position or .

Switching on/off

Switching off
Manually with the symbol key on the front panel of the Climatronic or the
manual air conditioning Fig. 140.
Manually with the symbol key on the radio remote control.
Via an automatically programmed and activated pre-set time in the Infotainment.
Automatically when the warning light in the instrument cluster illuminates.
Automatically according to the ambient conditions .
After switching the system off, the auxiliary heating will continue running a little while longer in order to burn the remaining fuel in the auxiliary heater.
After switching off, coolant pump still runs for a short period.
Programming the auxiliary heating in the Infotainment
For vehicles with Climatronic: on the front panel of the Climatronic, press button .
For vehicles with manual air conditioning: on the Infotainment, press button
.
When automatic switching on is activated, the indicator light in the symbol key
lights up Fig. 140 for about 10 seconds after the ignition is turned off.

Fig. 140 Button for direct power on / off of the auxiliary heating (heating
and ventilation) on the front panel of the Climatronic / manual air conditioning

Read and observe

and

on page 117 first.

The auxiliary heating (heating and ventilation) (hereinafter referred to as a


heater) can be switched on and off as follows.
Switching on
with the symbol key on the front panel of the Climatronic or the
manual air conditioning Fig. 140.
Manually with the symbol key on the radio remote control.
Via an automatically programmed and activated pre-set time in the Infotainment.
Automatically according to the ambient conditions .

Manually

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Using the system

CAUTION
The automatic switching on and off the heating for rapid heating of the vehicle
interior can be disabled in the Infotainment Owners Manual Infotainment,
chapter Setting the heating and the cooling system.

Display warning light A Fig. 141

Radio remote control


Fig. 141
Radio remote control

Quickly flashes green for around 2


seconds.
Flashes red for around 2 seconds.
Lights up orange for around 2 seconds, then green or red.

Read and observe

and

Lights up orange for around 2 seconds, then flashes green or red.

on page 117 first.

Using the radio remote control, the aux. heating and ventilation (hereinafter
referred to as heater) can be switched on or off.
Function and description of the radio remote control Fig. 141
A Warning light
B Aerial
Switch on the auxiliary heating
Switch off the auxiliary heating
To switch the auxiliary heating on or off, hold the remote control vertically,
with the aerial B Fig. 141 pointing upwards. The antenna must not be covered with the fingers or the palm of the hand during this process.
The auxiliary heating can only be switched on/off safely using the radio remote control, if the distance between the radio remote control and the vehicle
is at least 2 m.

Flashes orange for around 5 seconds.

Meaning
The auxiliary heating is blocked, e. g
because the tank is nearly empty or
there is a fault in the auxiliary heating.
The switch off signal was not received.
The battery is weak, however the
switching on or off signal was received.
The battery is weak, however the
switching on or off signal was not received.
The battery is discharged, however
the switching on or off signal was not
received.

Replace the battery page 223.


CAUTION
The radio remote control comprises electronic components and must therefore be protected against water, severe impacts and direct sunlight.
When the battery is fully charged, the range of the remote control is a few
hundred metres. Obstacles between the radio remote control and the vehicle,
bad weather conditions and a weaker battery can clearly reduce the range.

After pressing the button, the warning light in the remote control gives the
user different kinds of feedback.
Display warning light A Fig. 141

Meaning

The auxiliary heating has been


Lights up green for around 2 seconds.
switched on.
The auxiliary heating has been
Lights up red for around 2 seconds.
switched off.
Slowly flashes green for around 2 sec- The ignition signal was not received.
onds.

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CAUTION
Only start the engine when the engine and the vehicle are stationary - there
is a danger of starter and engine damage!
Do not push-start the engine there is a risk of damaging the engine and
the catalytic converter. The battery from another vehicle can be used as a
jump-start aid page 219.

Driving

Starting-off and Driving


Starting and stopping the engine using the key

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Electronic immobilizer
Steering lock locking / unlocking
Turning ignition on/off and starting the engine
Stopping the engine

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121
121

With the key in the ignition, the ignition can be switched on and off and the
engine can be started / stopped.
WARNING
While driving with the engine stopped, the ignition must always be
switched on page 121, Turning ignition on/off and starting the engine.
With the ignition off, the steering may lock page 120 - danger of an
accident!
Do not withdraw the ignition key from the ignition lock until the vehicle
has come to a stop page 128, Parking. Otherwise, the steering may lock danger of an accident!
Never leave the key in the vehicle when you exit the vehicle. Unauthorized persons such as children could lock the car, turn on the ignition or start
the engine -risk of injury, accidents and damage!
Never leave the vehicle unattended with the engine running - there is
risk of accident, damage or theft!
Never switch off the engine before the vehicle is stationary risk of accident!

WARNING
Never (e.g. in garages) run the engine in a closed place - there is the danger of poisoning and death!
Do not leave any items (e.g. cloths or tools) in the engine compartment.
This presents a fire hazard and the risk of engine damage.
Never cover the engine with additional insulation material (e.g. with a
blanket) risk of fire!

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Note
Do not warm up the engine while the vehicle is stationary. If possible, start
your journey as soon as the engine has started. Through this, the engine reaches its operating temperature faster.

Electronic immobilizer

Read and observe

and

on page 120 first.

The electronic immobiliser (hereinafter referred to as immobiliser) makes the


attempted theft or unauthorised use of your vehicle more difficult.
An electronic chip is integrated in the head of the key. The immobiliser is deactivated with the aid of this chip when the key is inserted in the ignition lock.
As soon as the ignition key is removed from the ignition lock, the immobiliser is
automatically activated.
Operational problems
If a component in the immobiliser key fails, it is not possible to start the engine. A corresponding message appears in the display of the instrument cluster to explain the immobiliser is active.
To start, use the other vehicle key or seek help from a specialist garage.

Steering lock locking / unlocking

Read and observe

and

on page 120 first.

The steering lock (steering lock) deters any attempted theft of your vehicle.
Locking
Withdraw the ignition key.
Turn the steering wheel to the left or right until the steering lock clicks into
place.
Unlocking
Insert the key into the ignition lock.

Switch on the ignition page 121.


The steering column lock is unlocked.
If the ignition switch can not be turned on, then turn the steering wheel back
and forth slightly and thereby unlock the steering lock.

Turning ignition on/off and starting the engine


Fig. 142
Positions of the vehicle key in the ignition lock

If the engine does not start within 10 seconds, turn the key to position 1 . Repeat the start-up process after approx. half a minute.
For vehicles with diesel engines, the glow plug warning light goes on during starting. The engine starts after the warning light goes out.
Note
The engine running noises may louder at first be louder for a short time after
starting the cold engine. This is quite normal and is not an operating problem.
You should not switch on any major electrical components during the heating period otherwise the vehicle battery will be drained unnecessarily.

Stopping the engine

Read and observe

and

on page 120 first.

Stop the vehicle page 128, Parking.


Turn key to position 1 Fig. 142 on page 121.

Read and observe

and

on page 120 first.

Positions of the vehicle key in the ignition lock Fig. 142


1 Ignition switched off, engine switched off
2 Ignition switched on
3 Starting engine
Switching ignition on/off
2.

Turn key to position

The ignition is switched on.

Turn key to position

1 .

The ignition is switched off.

The engine and the ignition are switched off simultaneously.


For vehicles with automatic transmission, the ignition key can only be removed
if the selector lever is in position P .
CAUTION
Do not switch the engine off immediately at the end of your journey after the
engine has been operated over a prolonged period at high loads but leave it to
run at an idling speed for about 1 minute. This prevents any possible accumulation of heat when the engine is switched off.
Note
After switching off the ignition, the radiator fan may intermittently continue to
operate for approx. 10 minutes.

Procedure for starting the engine


Firmly apply the handbrake.
For vehicles with manual transmission, shift gear stick to neutral, depress
the clutch pedal and hold it there until the engine starts.
On vehicles with automatic transmission, place the selector lever in position
P or N and depress the brake pedal until the engine starts.
Turn the key into position 3 as far as it will go - the engine's starting procedure will commence (do not touch the accelerator).
Release the key, the engine will start automatically.
After letting go, the vehicle key will return to position 2 .
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CAUTION
The system can recognize the valid key, even if it has been accidentally left
on the vehicle roof - there is danger of loss or damage to the key!
Only start the engine when the engine and the vehicle are stationary - there
is a danger of starter and engine damage!
Do not push-start the engine there is a risk of damaging the engine and
the catalytic converter. The battery from another vehicle can be used as a
jump-start aid page 219.

Starting and stopping the engine at the push of the button

Introduction
Fig. 143
Starter button ( )

Note
Do not warm up the engine while the vehicle is stationary. If possible, start
your journey as soon as the engine has started. Through this, the engine reaches its operating temperature faster.
The system is protected against inadvertently switching off the engine while
driving, this means that the engine can only be switched off in an emergency
page 123.

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Steering column lock locking / unlocking
Switching ignition on / off
Starting the engine
Switching off the engine
Problems starting the engine

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123
123
123
124

The ignition can be switched on and off and the engine can be started/stopped with the starter button Fig. 143.
The key must be in the vehicle in order to unlock the steering wheel, switch on
the ignition, start the engine and drive.
WARNING
Never leave the key in the vehicle when you exit the vehicle. Unauthorized persons such as children could lock the car, turn on the ignition or start
the engine -risk of injury, accidents and damage!
Never leave the vehicle unattended with the engine running - there is a
risk of theft etc!
Never switch off the engine before the vehicle is stationary risk of accident!
WARNING
Never (e.g. in garages) run the engine in a closed place - there is the danger
of poisoning and death!

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Driving

Steering column lock locking / unlocking

Read and observe

and

on page 122 first.

The steering lock (steering lock) deters any attempted theft of your vehicle.
Locking
Switch off the engine.
Open the driver door.
The steering lock is locked automatically.
If the driver's door is opened and the ignition is switched off afterwards, the
steering is only locked after the vehicle has been locked.
Unlocking
Open the driver's door and get into the vehicle.
Close the driver's door.
The steering is locked automatically.
Under certain circumstances (e.g. after switching off the ignition and opening
the driver's door), the steering is enabled only when the ignition is switched on

or the engine is started.

WARNING
Never let the vehicle roll with locked steering lock - there is a risk of accident!

Switching ignition on / off

Read and observe

and

on page 122 first.

Note
The engine running noises may louder at first be louder for a short time after
starting the cold engine. This is quite normal and is not an operating problem.
You should not switch on any major electrical components during the heating period otherwise the vehicle battery will be drained unnecessarily.

Switching off the engine

Press the button Fig. 143 on page 122 briefly.

The ignition is switched on or off.

Switching off
Stop the vehicle page 128, Parking.
Press the button Fig. 143 on page 122 briefly.

Read and observe

and

on page 122 first.

On vehicles fitted with a manual gearbox, the clutch pedal must not be depressed while switching the ignition on or off, otherwise the system would try
to start.

The engine and the ignition are switched off simultaneously.

On vehicles fitted with a automatic gearbox, the brake pedal must not be depressed while switching the ignition on or off, otherwise the system would try
to start.

Emergency shut-down
If necessary and in exceptional cases, the engine may even be turned off while
driving.

If the driver's door is opened while the ignition is on, an audible signal sounds
and the following message appears in the instrument cluster display.
Ignition switched on.
IGNITION STILL ON

Press the starter button Fig. 143 on page 122 for longer than 1 second or

When leaving the vehicle always switch off the ignition.

Starting the engine

Read and observe

and

on page 122 first.

Procedure for starting the engine


Firmly apply the handbrake.
For vehicles with manual transmission, shift gear stick to neutral, depress
the clutch pedal and hold it there until the engine starts.
On vehicles with automatic transmission, place the selector lever in position
P or N and depress the brake pedal until the engine starts.
Press the starter button Fig. 143 on page 122 briefly the engine starts automatically.

twice within 1 second.

After the emergency stop of the engine, the steering lock will remain unlocked.
CAUTION
Do not switch the engine off immediately at the end of your journey after the
engine has been operated over a prolonged period at high loads but leave it to
run at an idling speed for about 1 minute. This prevents any possible accumulation of heat when the engine is switched off.
Note
After switching off the ignition, the radiator fan may intermittently continue to
operate for approx. 10 minutes.

In vehicles with diesel engines after pressing the button, the glow plug warning light lights up. The engine starts after the warning light goes out.

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Problems starting the engine

Note
When attempting to start, the key bit must be pointed towards the button
Fig. 144.
If the engine fails to start after pressing the button with the key, seek specialist help.

Fig. 144
Starting the engine - press the
button with the key

START-STOPsystem

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:

Read and observe

and

on page 122 first.

The key in the vehicle cannot be verified


If the key in the vehicle cannot be verified, then engine cannot be started by
pressing a button.
One of the following message is shown in the information cluster display.
Key not detected. Owner's Manual!
Key not found.
NO KEY
The reasons for this may be:
The battery in the key is almost out of charge.
The key is malfunctioning
There is interference in the signal between the system and the key (strong
electromagnetic field).
Try to start the engine by pressing the button with the key Fig. 144.
System fault
If the following message appears on the display of the instrument cluster,
there is a system malfunction.
Keyless access system faulty.
KEYLESS ACCESS SYSTEM FAULTY
Try to start the engine by pressing the button with the key Fig. 144.
CAUTION
The key can only be verified if it is in the vehicle. It is therefore not always necessary to know where the key is.

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Operation
Manually deactivating/activating the system
Information messages

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126

The START STOP system (hereinafter referred to as the system) reduces CO2
emissions and harmful emissions, and saves fuel.
If the system determine that the engine is not needed when the vehicle stops
or is at a standstill (e.g. at the traffic lights), it turns off the engine and starts it
again when moving off.
The system function depends on many factors. Some of them are down to the
driver, the others are systemic and can neither be influenced nor identified.
Therefore the system may react differently in situations which seem identical from the driver's perspective.
The system is automatically activated every time the ignition is switched on
(even where this has previously been manually deactivated with the button ).
Note
If the engine has stopped due to the system, the ignition remains on.

Operation
Fig. 145
Display

Vehicles with manual transmission


The engine is automatically switched off as soon as the vehicle comes to a
halt, the shift lever is moved into neutral and the clutch pedal is released.
The engine is automatically started as soon as the clutch pedal is depressed.
Vehicles with automatic transmission
The engine is automatically switched off as soon as the vehicle comes to a halt
and the brake pedal is operated.
The engine is automatically started as soon as the brake pedal is released.
Conditions for the system function
The following conditions must be met for the system to function correctly.
The driver's door is closed.
The driver has fastened the seat belt.
The bonnet is closed.
The driving speed was higher than 4 km.h after the last stop.
System status
The system status is shown in the display when the vehicle comes to a halt
Fig. 145.
The engine is automatically switched off; when the vehicle moves off, the
ignition process will be automatically initiated.
The engine is not automatically switched off.

Reasons for the engine running


It may be essential for the engine to keep running when the vehicle comes to
a halt, for the following reasons.
The engine temperature for the proper function of the system has not yet
been reached.
The charge state of the vehicle battery is too low.
The current consumption is too high.
High air-conditioning or heating capacity (high fan speed, big difference between the desired and actual interior temperature).
When the engine is shut-down automatically and the system detects that the
engine is required such as when the brake pedal is pressed repeatedly then
the system automatically starts the engine.
Infotainment display
Information about the current status of the system can be displayed in the Infotainment display Owners Manual Infotainment, chapter CAR - vehicle settings.
Note
If the vehicle remains outdoors for a long time in minus temperatures or in
direct sunlight, it can take several hours until the internal temperature of the
vehicle battery reaches a suitable temperature for proper operation of the
START STOP system.
If the driver's seat belt is removed for more than approx. 30 seconds or the
driver's door is opened during stop mode, the engine will have to be started
manually.
No automatic engine shut-down takes place when a vehicle with automatic
transmission is moving at low speed (e.g. during a traffic jam) and remains stationary after pressing the brake pedal lightly. Automatic engine shut-down
takes place if you press the brake pedal down with more force.
For vehicles with automatic transmission there is no automatic engine shutdown when the system detects a manoeuvring action due to a large steering
angle.

Starting-off and Driving

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Manually deactivating/activating the system


Fig. 146
Button for the START-STOP system

Brakes and parking

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


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128

Information on braking
Handbrake
Parking

WARNING
Greater physical effort for braking is required when the engine is switched off risk of accident!
During the braking procedure on a vehicle with manual transmission,
when the vehicle is in gear and at low revs, press the clutch pedal. Otherwise, the functionality of the brake system may be impaired risk of accident!
When leaving the vehicle never leave persons leave unattended in the
vehicle who could release the brake. The vehicle might then move off risk
of accident!
Observe the recommendations on the new brake pads page 132.

Deactivating/activating

Press the symbol button Fig. 146.


When system is deactivated, the warning light in the button illuminates.
If the system is turned off, it will be automatically reactivated after turning the
ignition off and on.
Note
If the system is deactivated when the engine is turned off automatically,
then the automatic start process takes place.
Selecting the driving mode Eco when the system is deactivated will automatically activate the system page 157, Selection of the driving mode (Driving
Mode Selection).

Information messages
The information messages are shown in the instrument cluster display.
Start the engine manually!
START MANUALLY
If for example the driver's seat belt is stored, the engine must be started manually.
On vehicles with the starter button, the ignition is turned off by the first press
of the starter button; the start process is only initiated when the button is
pressed for the second time.

Error: start-stop system


START STOP ERROR

A system error is present. Seek help from a specialist garage.

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CAUTION
Never let the brakes slip with light pressure on the pedal if braking is not necessary. This causes the brakes to overheat and can also result in a longer braking distance and excessive wear.

Information on braking

Read and observe

and

on page 126 first.

Wear-and-tear
The wear of the brake pads is dependent on the operating conditions and driving style.
The brake pads wear more quickly if a lot of journeys are completed in towns
and over short distances or if a very sporty style of driving is adopted.
If operated under severe conditions, the thickness of the brake pads must be
checked by a specialist garage between service appointments as well.

Wet roads or road salt


The performance of the brakes can be delayed as the brake discs and brake
pads may be moist or have a coating of ice or layer of salt on them in winter.
The brakes are cleaned and dried by applying the brakes several times .
Corrosion
Corrosion on the brake discs and dirt on the bake pads occur if the vehicle has
been parked for a long period and if you do not make much use of the braking
system. The brakes are cleaned by applying the brakes several times .

WARNING
Only apply the brakes for the purpose of drying and cleaning the brake
discs if the traffic conditions permit this. Do not place any other road users
in jeopardy.

Handbrake
Fig. 147
Handbrake

Long or steep slopes


Before travelling a long distance with a steep gradient, reduce speed and shift
into the next lowest gear. As a result, the braking effect of the engine will be
used, reducing the load on the brakes. Any additional braking should be completed intermittently, not continuously.
Emergency brake display
If the brakes are applied in full and the vehicle systems evaluate the situation
as dangerous for the traffic following behind, the brake light flashes automatically.
After the speed was reduced below around 10 km/h or the vehicle was stopped, the brake light stops flashing and the hazard warning light system
switches on. The hazard warning light system is switched off automatically after accelerating or driving off again.
Faults in the brake surface
If it is found that the braking distance has suddenly become longer and that
the brake pedal can be depressed further, the brake system may be faulty.
Visit a specialist garage immediately and adjust your style of driving appropriately, as you will not know the exact extent of the damage.
Low brake fluid level
An insufficient level of brake fluid may result in problems in the brake system.
The level of the brake fluid is monitored electronically page 32, Brake system.
Brake booster
The brake booster increases the pressure generated with the brake pedal. The
brake booster only operates when the engine is running.

Read and observe

and

on page 126 first.

The hand brake is used when stopping and parking for securing the vehicle
against unwanted movement.
Apply
Pull the handbrake lever firmly upwards.
Release

Pull the handbrake lever up slightly and at the same time push in the lock
button Fig. 147 .

Move the lever right down while pressing the lock button.
The handbrake warning light lights up when the handbrake is applied, provided the ignition is on.
A warning signal sounds if the vehicle is inadvertently driven off with the
handbrake applied.
The following message is shown in the information cluster display.
Release the handbrake!
RELEASE HANDBRAKE
The handbrake warning is activated if the vehicle is driven at a speed of more
than around 5 km/h for more than 3 seconds.

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127

WARNING
Please note that the handbrake must be fully released. A handbrake which
is only partially released can result in the rear brakes overheating. This can
have a negative effect on the operation of the brake system risk of accident!

Manual gear changing


Fig. 148
Gearshift pattern of 5-gear or 6gear manual gearbox

Parking

Read and observe

and

on page 126 first.

When stopping and parking, look for a place with a suitable surface

Only carry out the activities while parking in the specified order.

Bring the vehicle to a stop and depress the brake pedal.


Firmly apply the handbrake.
On vehicles with automatic transmission place the selector lever in the P position.

Switch off the engine.


For vehicles with Manual transmission, select 1st gear or Reverse gear R.
Release the brake pedal.
WARNING
The parts of the exhaust system can become very hot. Therefore, never
stop the vehicle at places where the underside of your vehicle can come into contact with flammable materials such as dry grass, undergrowth,
leaves, spilled fuel or such like. - Risk of fire and serious injury can occur!

The shift pattern for the individual gear positions is shown on the gear lever
Fig. 148.
The gearshift indicator must be observed when changing gear page 41.
Always depress the clutch pedal all the way down. This prevents uneven wear
on the clutch.
Reverse gear is engaged
Stop the vehicle.
The clutch pedal is fully depressed.
Move the shift lever to the idle position switch and press down.
Move the shift lever fully to the left and then forward into R position
Fig. 148.
The reversing lights will come on once reverse gear is engaged, provided the
ignition is on.

Manual shifting of gears and pedals

WARNING
Never engage reverse gear when driving risk of accident!

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Manual gear changing
Pedals

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CAUTION
If not in the process of changing gear, do not leave your hand on the gearshift lever while driving. The pressure from the hand can cause the gearshift
mechanism to wear excessively.
When stopping on a slope, never try to hold the vehicle using the clutch and
the accelerator pedal this may lead to damage to the clutch.

Pedals
The operation of the pedals must not be hindered under any circumstances!

128 Driving

In the driver's footwell, only a footmat, which is attached to the two corresponding attachment points may be used.
Only use factory-supplied footmats or footmats from the range of KODAOriginal Accessories, which are fitted to two attachment points.
WARNING
No objects may be placed in the driver's footwell risk due to obstruction
or limitation of pedal operation.

Note
After the ignition is switched off, the ignition key can only be withdrawn if the
selector lever is in the position P.

Automatic gearbox

Introduction

Modes and use of selector lever

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Modes and use of selector lever
Selector lever lock
Manual shifting of gears (Tiptronic)
Starting-off and driving

CAUTION
If the selector lever is moved to mode N while driving, the accelerator pedal
must be released and you will need to wait until the engine has reached its
idling speed before moving the selector lever to a forward driving mode again.
When the outdoor temperature is below -10 C, the selector lever when
starting must always be in P mode.
When stopping on a slope, never try to hold the vehicle using the accelerator
pedal this may lead to gear damage.

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131

Fig. 149
Selector lever/display

The automatic transmission performs automatic gear changes.


The modes of the automatic transmission can be adjusted by the driver by
means of the selector lever.
WARNING
No throttle when it is set before starting the mode for moving forward
with the selector lever - there is a risk of accident!
Never move the selector lever to mode R or P when driving risk of an
accident!
If the vehicle is in the mode selected D, S, R or Tiptronic and the engine
stops when at idle speed, then the brake pedal must be pressed. Even
when the engine is idling, the power transmission is never completely interrupted the vehicle creeps.
When leaving the vehicle, the selector lever is always to put in the P
mode. Otherwise, the vehicle could be set in motion - risk of accident!

Read and observe

and

on page 129 first.

When the ignition is switched on, the gearbox mode and the currently selected
gear are indicated in the display Fig. 149.
The following modes can be selected with the selector lever Fig. 149.
P Parking mode
The driven wheels are locked mechanically in this mode.

The parking mode must only be selected when the vehicle is stationary.
R Reverse gear
Reverse gear can only be engaged when the vehicle is stationary and the engine is at idling speed.
N Neutral
The power transmission to the drive wheels is interrupted in this mode.

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D / S - mode for driving forward (Normal program) / mode for driving


forward (Sport program)
The system switches from one mode to the other by moving the selector lever
into the spring-loaded position Fig. 149.

In mode D or S, the forward gears are shifted automatically depending on the


engine load, the operation of the accelerator pedal, the vehicle speed, and the
selected driving mode .
In mode S , the forward gears are shifted automatically up and down at higher engine speeds than in mode D.
If the Sport driving mode is selected with the engine running page 157, Selection of the driving mode (Driving Mode Selection) , the transmission is automatically set in the S mode.
E Economical driving mode
If the driving mode Eco or Individual (engine - Eco) page 157 is selected and
the selection lever is in the setting D/S, the transmission is automatically set
to mode E. This mode cannot be selected with the selector lever.
In mode E , the forward gears are shifted automatically up and down at lower
engine speeds than in mode D.

Selector lever lock

The selector lever is not locked when quickly moving across the position N
(e.g. from R to D/S). This, for example, helps to rock out a vehicle that is stuck,
e.g. in a bank of snow. The selector lever lock will engage if the lever is in position N for more than approx. 2 seconds without the brake pedal being depressed.
Releasing selector lever from mode P or N (selector lever lock)

Press the brake pedal and the lock button at the same time in the direction
of 1 Fig. 150 .

Just depress the brake pedal, if you would like to change from the mode N to
D/S.
Defective selector lever lock
If the selector lever lock is defective or its power supply is interrupted (e.g. discharged vehicle battery, faulty fuse), the selector lever can no longer be moved
out of position P in the normal manner and the vehicle can no longer be driven.
The selector lever must be unlocked specially page 225.
Note
If you want to move the selector lever from mode P to mode D/S or vice versa,
move the selector lever quickly. This prevents that you accidentally select
mode R or N.

Manual shifting of gears (Tiptronic)


Fig. 150
Shift lock button

Read and observe

and

Fig. 151
Selector lever/multi-function
steering wheel

on page 129 first.

The selector lever is locked in mode P and N to prevent that the forward driving is selected accidentally, thereby setting the vehicle in motion.

Read and observe

and

on page 129 first.

The selector lever is locked only when the vehicle is stationary and at speeds
up to 5 km/h.

Tiptronic mode makes it possible to manually shift gears with the selector lever or multifunction steering wheel. This mode can be selected both while stopping and while driving.

The selector lever lock is indicated by the illumination of the warning light .

The currently selected gear is indicated in the display Fig. 149 on page 129 .

130 Driving

The gearshift indicator must be observed when changing gear page 41.

Move the selector lever into the desired position page 129 and then release

Switching to manual shifting


Push the gear selector from position D/S towards the right, or left in a righthand drive vehicle.

Release the brake pedal and accelerate.

When switching to the manual shifting while driving, the current gear is maintained.
Shifting up gears
Push the selector lever forwards + Fig. 151.
Pull the paddle + Fig. 151 briefly towards the steering wheel.
Shifting down gears
Push the selector lever backwards - Fig. 151 .
Pull the paddle - Fig. 151 briefly towards the steering wheel.
Temporarily switching to manual shifting in position D/S
Pull one of the - / + paddles Fig. 151 briefly towards the steering wheel .
If you do not pull one of the rocker switches - / + for more than 1 Minute, manual shifting of gears is deactivated. The temporary switch to manual gear shifting can also be deactivated by pulling the + paddle towards the steering
wheel for more than 1 second.
Note
It may be beneficial, for example, when travelling downhill, to use manual
shifting of gears. Shifting to a lower gear reduces the load on the brakes and
hence the wear of the brakes page 126.
When accelerating, the gearbox automatically shifts up into the higher gear
just before the maximum permissible engine speed is reached.
If a lower gear is selected, the gearbox does not shift down until there is no
risk of the engine overrevving.

Starting-off and driving

Read and observe

and

on page 129 first.

Starting off
Start the engine.
Firmly depress and hold the brake pedal.
Press the lock button in the direction of 1 Fig. 150 on page 130 and hold.

1)

the lock button.

Stopping (while the car is moving)

Depress the brake pedal and bring the vehicle to a stop.


Keep holding the brake pedal until driving is resumed.
The selector lever position N does not have to be selected when stopping for a
short time, such as at a cross roads.
Kickdown
The kickdown function allows you to achieve the maximum acceleration of
your vehicle while driving.
When the accelerator pedal is fully depressed, the kickdown function is activated in any forward driving mode.
The gearbox shifts down one or more gears depending on the vehicle speed
and engine speed, and the vehicle accelerates.
The gearbox does not shift up into the highest gear until the engine has
reached its maximum revolutions for this gear range.
Driving in neutral position in mode E (free-wheel)
Move the selector lever into the position D/S.
Select the driving mode Eco or Individual (Drive - Eco) page 157, Selection
of the driving mode (Driving Mode Selection).
Remove your foot from the accelerator pedal (the speed is higher than 20
km/h).
The vehicle moves without the braking effect of the engine.
The gear is selected again automatically, when you briefly depress the accelerator brake pedal or pull the left rocker switch - towards the steering wheel
page 130, Manual shifting of gears (Tiptronic).
This function is not available when towing a trailer or when another accessory
is connected to the trailer socket.
Launch control1)
The launch control function allows the vehicle in mode S or Tiptronic to reach
its maximum acceleration when starting off.

Disable the TCS page 135, Braking and stabilisation systems.

This function is only valid for some engines.

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START STOP deactivate page 126, Manually deactivating/activating the

New brake pads


New brake pads have to first grind in because these do not initially have the
best possible braking effect.

system.
Fully depress and hold the brake pedal with your left foot.
Fully depress the accelerator pedal with your right foot.
Release the brake pedal.

Drive especially carefully for the first 200 km or so.

The vehicle starts off with maximum acceleration.

Tips for economical driving

Reactivate the TCS and START-STOP when the desired speed has been
reached.

To achieve the lowest possible fuel consumption, the following instructions


must be observed.

WARNING
Rapid acceleration, particularly on slippery roads, can lead to loss of control
of the vehicle risk of accident!

Looking ahead when driving


Avoid unnecessary acceleration and braking.

Running-in and economical driving

Avoid full throttle and high speeds


Fuel consumption can be reduced by half if only three-quarters of the possible
top speed of your vehicle is used.

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Running-in
Tips for economical driving
DriveGreen function

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The fuel consumption, degree of pollution and vehicle wear depend on driving
style, road condition, weather conditions and the like.

Running-in
Driving in the engine
The engine has to be run in during the first 1500 kilometres. During this period,
the driving style decides on the quality of the driving-in process.
During the first 1 000 km we recommend not driving faster than 3/4 of the
maximum permissible engine speed, not to drive at full throttle and to dispense with the trailer.
In the area of 1,000 to 1,500 kilometres the engine load can be increased up
to the maximum permitted engine speed.
New tyres
New tyres have to be run in since they do not offer optimal grip at first.
Drive especially carefully for the first 500 km or so.

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Driving

Switch in an energy saving and timely manner


Observe the recommended gear page 41.

Reducing idling
If the vehicle is fitted with the START STOP system there is an automatic reduction of the idling. If the engine is stopped on vehicles without START-STOP
system, such as when waiting in a traffic jam, the fuel economy is already
greater after 30 - 40 s than the fuel quantity which is required for engine restart.
Avoid short distances
When driving a short distance of less than about 4 km, the engine cannot
reach its operating temperature. As long as the engine has not reached operating temperature, the fuel consumption is significantly higher than with the
engine hot.
Pay attention to the correct tyre inflation pressure being maintained
Further information page 205.
Avoid unnecessary ballast
Per 100 kg of weight, consumption increases by about 0.3 l/100 km. At a speed
of 100 - 120 km/h, a vehicle fitted with a roof rack cross member without a load
will use about 10 % more fuel than normal due to the increased aerodynamic
drag.
Saving electricity
Only turn on electrical consumers (e.g. seat, window and mirror heating and
the like) for as long as necessary.

In Infotainment, the display is shown of up to three consumers which are currently showing the highest degree of fuel consumption Owners Manual Infotainment, chapter CAR - vehicle settings.
Use the cooling system economically
The air conditioning system compressor uses power from the engine when in
cooling mode, which will affect the fuel consumption.
It recommended to open the windows or the doors of a vehicle for which the
interior has been strongly heated through the effect of direct sunlight in order
to allow the heated air to escape.
The cooling system should not be on if the windows are open.

C Graphical review summary


The evaluation of the driving economy during the last 3 minutes or 1.5 minutes
(depending on type of Infotainment) is shown like a beam in 5-second increments. The current status is shown on the left and moves gradually to the
right. The higher the green bars, the more economic the driving style is.
D Scoring
In the function key, the evaluation of driving efficiency is shown from the start
in the range from 0 to 100 points. The higher the indicated value, the more
economic the driving style is.

When you press the function key, a detailed assessment showing the driving
efficiency during the last 30 minutes is shown.
If the trip from the start, takes less than 30 minutes, then the assessment
takes in information from the previous trip (the bars are shown in dark green).

DriveGreen function
Fig. 152
Shown in the infotainment display

E Average fuel consumption


In the function key, the average fuel consumption from the start is displayed.

When you press the function key a detailed overview of the average fuel consumption during the last 30 minutes is shown.
If the trip from the start, takes less than 30 minutes, then the average fuel
consumption takes in information from the previous trip (the bars are shown in
dark green).

The DriveGreen function (hereinafter referred to as DriveGreen) evaluates the


driving efficiency based on the information respecting the driving style. Useful
tips for reducing fuel consumption are also offered.
DriveGreen can be displayed on the Infotainment as follows.

Press the button

in the Infotainment and then in the display the function


keys one after the other , DriveGreen.

A driving liquid display


With the driving is liquid the display is near the green dot. When accelerating
or braking, the indicator moves down or up.
B Green leaf
The leaf margin shown in green shows with a few seconds, the current drive
efficiency. When driving economically there are several green layers on the
edge of the leaf. When driving less economically, no green colour appears and
the leaf can disappear completely.

F Symbols in the display


The display may show the following four symbols, which give information on
the current driving style.
Ecological trip
The current speed has a negative effect on fuel consumption.
The driving is not liquid, drive with anticipation.
Recommended gear.

Tips for reducing fuel consumption


When tapping the Page the display shows useful tips on how to reduce fuel
consumption. These tips can to be helpful to drive more economically.
Note
Resetting the single-trip memory from start also resets the average consumption E and the driving assessment D .
With some Infotainment types changing the units for the fuel consumption
indicator causes the resetting of the average fuel consumption values E .

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Avoiding damage to your vehicle

Driving through water

Introduction

Fig. 153
Maximum permissible water level when driving through water

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Driving Tips
Driving through water

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134

This section of the manual contains important information on preventing damage to the vehicle while driving.

Driving Tips
Only drive on such roads and in such terrain, which match the vehicle parameters page 236, Technical data as well as your driving skills.
The driver is always responsible for deciding whether the vehicle can handle
travelling in the given terrain.
When travelling off paved roads, we recommend activating the OFF ROAD
mode page 138.
WARNING
Always adjust your driving to the current terrain and weather conditions.
Excessive speed or incorrect driving manoeuvres can cause damage to the
vehicle and lead to serious injuries.
Combustible objects such as dry leaves or twigs caught under the base of
the vehicle could ignite on hot vehicle parts - risk of fire!
CAUTION
Pay attention to the ground clearance of the vehicle! When driving over objects which are larger than the ground clearance, the vehicle can get damaged.
Any objects that get trapped under the vehicle floor must be removed as
soon as possible. These objects can damage the fuel lines, the brake system,
seals and other parts of the vehicle.
Drive slowly in unknown terrain and watch out for unexpected obstacles,
such as potholes, rocks, stumps, etc.
Check up on confusing sections of unpaved roads before travelling on them
and consider whether such travelling is possible without risk.

134 Driving

The following must be observed to avoid damage to the vehicle when driving
through bodies of water (e.g. flooded roads).

Therefore determine the depth of the water before driving through bodies of
water.

The water level must not reach above the web of the lower beam Fig. 153.

Do not drive any faster than at a walking speed.


At a higher speed, a water wave can form in front of the vehicle which can
cause water to penetrate into the air induction system of the engine or into
other parts of the vehicle.

Never stop in the water, do not reverse and do not switch the engine off.
CAUTION
If water penetrates into the intake system of the engine, there is a risk of serious damage to the engine parts!
When driving through water, some vehicle parts such as the chassis, the
electrics or the transmission can be severely damaged.
Oncoming vehicles can generate water waves which can exceed the permissible water level for your vehicle.
Potholes, mud or rocks can be hidden under the water, making it difficult or
impossible to drive through the body of water.
Do not drive through salt water, as the salt can cause corrosion. An vehicle
coming into contact with salt water is to be thoroughly rinsed with fresh water.

Assist systems

Read and observe

on page 135 first.

General information

The radar sensor Fig. 154 (From here on referred to as sensor) is used to assess the traffic situation in front of the vehicle.

The sensor can distinguish objects by radiating and receiving electromagnetic


waves.

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This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


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Radar sensor

WARNING
The following general information regarding the use of assistance systems
must be observed.
The assistance systems only serve to support and do not relieve the driver of the responsibility for driving the vehicle.
The increased safety provision, as well as the increased occupant protection provided by the assistance systems must not tempt you to take risks risk of accident!
Adjust the speed and driving style to the current visibility, weather, road
and traffic conditions.
The assistance systems have physical and system-related limitations. For
this reason, the driver may experience some undesired or delayed system
responses in certain situations. You should therefore always be alert and
ready to intervene!
Only activate, deactivate or set the assistance systems so that you have
the vehicle fully under control in every traffic situation - risk of accident!

Radar sensor
Fig. 154
Mounting location of the radar
sensor

The sensor is a component of the ACC page 150 and Front Assist
page 155 systems.
The sensor function may be impaired in the events of one of the following.
The sensor is soiled by mud, snow and the like.
The area in front and around the sensor is obscured by labels, auxiliary lights
and similar.
When visibility is poor, (e.g. fog, heavy rain, thick snowfall).
If the sensor is covered or dirty, the corresponding message appears in the instrument cluster display for the ACC system page 155 or Front Assist system
page 157.
WARNING
If you suspect that the sensor is damaged, deactivate the ACC system
page 150 and Front Assist system page 155. Have the sensor checked
by a specialist garage.
The sensor can become misaligned by collisions or by damage to the front
of the vehicle, the wheel arch or the underside of the vehicle. This can lead
to impaired function of the sensor - risk of accidents! Have the sensor
checked by a specialist garage.
The area in front and around the sensor should not be obscured by labels,
auxiliary lights and similar. This can lead to impaired function of the sensor
- risk of accidents!

CAUTION
Remove the snow with a brush and the ice with a solvent-free de-icer.

Braking and stabilisation systems

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Stability Control (ESC)
Anti-lock braking system (ABS)

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Assist systems

135

Traction control (TCS)


Electronic differential lock (EDL and XDS)
Driver Steering Recommendation (DSR)
Brake Assist (HBA)
Hill Start Assist (HHC)
Multi collision brake (MCB)
Trailer stabilization system (TSA)

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138

This chapter describes the functions of the brake and stabilization systems.
The error display is in Chapter page 31, Warning lights.
The brake and stabilization systems are automatically activated each time the
ignition is switched on, unless otherwise indicated.
WARNING
The general information relating to the use of assistance systems must be
observed page 135, in section Introduction.

Stability Control (ESC)

Read and observe

on page 136 first.

The ESC improves vehicle stability in dynamic driving situations, such as when
the vehicle starts to skid.

Upon activation, in the instrument cluster the indicator light comes on and
the display shows the following message.
ESC sport: directional stabil. restricted.
ESC SPORT
Upon deactivation, in the instrument cluster the control indicator turns off
and the display shows the following message.
Stabilisation control (ESC) activated.
ESC ON

Anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Read and observe

on page 136 first.

ABS prevents the wheels locking when braking. Thus helping the driver to
maintain control of the vehicle.
The intervention of the ABS is noticeable from the pulsating movements of
the brake pedal which is accompanied by noises.
When the ABS system is active, do not brake periodically or reduce the pressure on the brake pedal.

Traction control (TCS)

The ESC monitors whether the desired direction of the current vehicle motion
is occurring. In case of any deviation (e.g. oversteer), the ESC automatically
brakes individual wheels to maintain the desired direction.
During an intervention of the system, the warning light flashes in the instrument cluster.
Enable/disable ESC Sport
The activation of the ESC sports allows a sportier driving style. With a slight
over or under steering of the vehicle take no ESC interventions take place and
the TCS is restricted so that the spinning of the wheels of the driven axle can
occur.
The activation or deactivation of the ESC sports can be done in one of two
ways.
By pressing the Symbol key for the activation and briefly pressing the button for the deactivation Fig. 155 on page 136.
Infotainment Owners Manual Infotainment, chapter CAR - vehicle settings.

136 Driving

Fig. 155 System button: Vehicle with ESC / vehicle without ESC

Read and observe

on page 136 first.

TCS prevents the spinning of the wheels of the driven axle. TCS reduces the
drive power transmitted to the wheels in the case of slipping wheels. Thus, for
example, driving on road surfaces with low grip is made easier.

During a TCS intervention, the indicator light flashes in the instrument cluster.
Activating/deactivating TCS
The activation or deactivation of TCS can be done, depending on equipment, in
one of the following ways.
Infotainment Owners Manual Infotainment, chapter CAR - vehicle settings.
By briefly pressing the symbol key Fig. 155.
By briefly pressing the symbol key Fig. 155.
Upon deactivation, in the instrument cluster the indicator light lights up and
the display shows the following message.
Traction control (ASR) deactivated.
ASR OFF
Upon activation, in the instrument cluster the indicator turns and the display
shows the following message.
Traction control (ASR) activated.
ASR ON
The TCS should normally always be enabled. The system should be deactivated
only in the following situations, for example.
When driving with snow chains.
When driving in deep snow or on a very loose surface.
When it is necessary to rock a car free when it has become stuck.
Note
On vehicles without the ESC system, the warning light does not illuminate
upon deactivation of the TCS system, but a message is only displayed on the
display of the instrument cluster.

Electronic differential lock (EDL and XDS)

Read and observe

on page 136 first.

EDL
EDL prevents the turning of the respective wheel of the driven axle. EDL
brakes the spinning wheel, if necessary, and transmits the driving force to the
other driving wheel. Driving becomes easier on road surfaces with different
traction under each wheel of the driven axle.

EDL switches off automatically to avoid excessive heat generation on the


brake of the wheel being braked. Once the brakes have cooled down, there is
an automatic re-activation of EDL.
XDS
XDS is an extension to the electronic differential lock. XDS does not respond to
traction, but to the load relief of the inner front wheel of the driving axle during fast cornering.
The automatic brake intervention on the brake of the wheel with reduced load
prevents the wheel from spinning. Thus, the traction is improved and the vehicle can continue to follow the desired track.

Driver Steering Recommendation (DSR)

Read and observe

on page 136 first.

The DSR indicates to the driver in critical situations a steering recommendation in order to stabilise the vehicle. The DSR is activated, for example, on the
right and left vehicle side when braking sharply on different road surfaces.

Brake Assist (HBA)

Read and observe

on page 136 first.

HBA increases the braking effect and helps to shorten the braking distance.
The HBA is activated by the very quick operation of the brake pedal. To achieve the shortest possible braking distance, the brake pedal must be applied
firmly until the vehicle has come to a complete standstill.
The HBA is automatically switched off when the brake pedal is released.

Hill Start Assist (HHC)

Read and observe

on page 136 first.

HHC allows you, when driving on slopes, to move your foot from the brake
pedal to the accelerator pedal without having to use the handbrake.
The system holds the brake pressure produced by the activation of the brake
pedal for approx. 2 seconds after the brake pedal is released.
The HHC is active from a 5% slope if the driver's door is closed. HHC is always
active on slopes when in forward or reverse start off.

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Multi collision brake (MCB)

Read and observe

on page 136 first.

The MCB helps to decrease speed after a collision through automatic braking
interventions and to stabilize the vehicle. This reduces the risk of a subsequent crash due to uncontrolled vehicle movement.
The automatic brake interventions can take place only if the following conditions are met.
A head-on or side collision occurred.
The impact speed was higher than approx. 10 km/h.
The brakes, the ESC and other required electrical systems remain functional after impact.
The accelerator pedal is not actuated.

OFF ROAD-mode

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Operation
Hill Descent Assistant
ESC OFF ROAD
TCSOFF ROAD
EDS OFF ROAD
ABS OFF ROAD

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The OFF ROAD mode includes several features that help to overcome difficult
navigable routes when travelling on non-paved roads.
But even with OFF ROAD mode activated, your vehicle is never a true SUV.

Trailer stabilization system (TSA)

Read and observe

WARNING
The general information relating to the use of assistance systems must
be observed page 135, in section Introduction.
A lack of fuel can cause irregular engine running or cause the engine to
shut down. This would lead the OFF ROAD mode to lose its effectiveness risk of accident!

on page 136 first.

The TSA helps the combination stable in situations where the trailer sways
and then the whole trailer combination.
TSA brakes the individual wheels of the towing vehicle in order to damp the
rocking motion of the entire vehicle combination.
The following conditions are required for the correct TSA function.
The trailer was shipped from the factory or purchased from the KODA
genuine accessories.
The trailer is electrically connected to the towing vehicle by means of the
trailer socket.
The parking aid is activated.
The speed is higher than approx. 60 km/h.
Further information page 167, Hitch and trailer.

138 Driving

CAUTION
The OFF ROAD mode is not designed for the use on common roads.
All four wheels must be fitted with the same tyres approved by the manufacturer to ensure theOFF ROAD mode operates correctly.

Note
If the engine stalls while driving and is started again within 30 seconds, then
OFF ROAD mode will be automatically activated.

Operation

Hill Descent Assistant

Read and observe

and

on page 138 first.

The hill descent assistant (hereinafter referred to as assist system), with its
automatic braking action on all wheels, ensures a constant speed is maintained on a steep slope when driving forwards and reversing.
Fig. 156 Button for selecting the driving mode / function key in Infotainment display

Read and observe

and

on page 138 first.

We recommend that you activate the OFF ROAD mode for every trip on nonpaved roads.
Activation

Press the symbol button Fig. 156.


In the Infotainment display a running mode menu Fig. 156 appears.

Press the function key Off-road in the Infotainment display.


Deactivation
Press the symbol button Fig. 156.
In the Infotainment display select a driving mode other than Off-road.
So that an engagement of the OFF ROAD mode can take place, the following
conditions must be met.
The OFF ROAD mode is enabled.
The vehicle is moving at a speed of less than 30 km/h.
The warning light illuminates in the instrument cluster.
The following functions are integrated in the OFF ROAD mode.
139.

Downhill Drive Support page


ESC OFF ROAD page 140.
TCS OFF ROAD page 140.
EDL OFF ROAD page 140.
ABS OFF ROAD page 140.

During an intervention of the assistant, the warning light flashes in the instrument cluster.
The assistant is automatically engaged under the following conditions.
The engine is running.
For vehicles with Manual transmission the shift lever is in the neutral position and or the 1st, 2nd, 3rd gear, or reverse gear is engaged.
On vehicles with an automatic transmission, the selector lever is in the R,
N, D/S position or in the Tiptronic position.
The downhill gradient is at least 10 % (when driving over sleepers, the limit can briefly drop to 8 %).
Neither the accelerator nor the brake pedal is operated.
Driving speed
Initiate the downhill decent at a reasonable speed up to 30 km / h the hill descent assist maintains this speed when driving downhill constant.
The assistant can maintain constant speed of about 2 - 30 km / h.
If a forwards or reverse gear is engaged for vehicles with Manual transmission, the speed must be high enough to avoid stalling the engine.
By pressing the accelerator or brake pedal, the speed can be increased or reduced. This is true even if the shift lever is in the neutral position and the selector lever in the N position. The engagement of the assistant is resumed after the pedal is released.
WARNING
For the correct operation of the assistant the road surface must be sufficiently adherent. The assistant cannot properly fulfil its function on slushy
soil due to physical reasons (e.g. ice or mud). - there is a risk of an accident!

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139

Note
During an active intervention of the assistant, the brake lights do not light up.

ESC OFF ROAD

Read and observe

on page 138 first.

TCSOFF ROAD
Read and observe

and

on page 138 first.

Function
Display in the Infotainment display
Activation / deactivation
Automatic system activation when moving forward

WARNING
The general information relating to the use of assistance systems must
be observed page 135, in section Introduction.
Moving persons or objects may not be recognized by the system sensors.
Under certain circumstances, surfaces of certain objects and types of
clothing cannot reflect the system signals. For this reason, such people or
objects may not be recognised by the system sensors.
External noise sources may affect the signals of the system sensors. Under adverse conditions, this may cause objects or people not to be recognised by the system.
You should satisfy yourself before reversing that there is no small obstacle, such as a rock, thin post, trailer drawbar etc., in front or behind your vehicle. Such obstacles may not be recognised by the system sensors.

Note
When disabled, the TCS page 136 OFF ROAD mode works without the support of the TCS OFF ROAD.

EDS OFF ROAD


Read and observe

and

on page 138 first.

The EDS supports OFF ROAD vehicle traction when driving on a surface with
different grip under the drive wheels or when driving over bumps.
A spinning wheel or wheels are braked earlier and with more force than with
the intervention of the standard EDS system.

ABS OFF ROAD

Read and observe

CAUTION
Keep the system sensors Fig. 157 on page 141 clean, and free from snow
and ice, and do not cover with any objects of any kind, otherwise the system
functioning may be limited.
Under adverse weather conditions (heavy rain, water vapour, very low or
high temperatures, etc.), the system function may be limited - incorrect recognition of obstacle.
Accessories additionally installed on the vehicle rear, such as bicycle carriers,
can impair the system function.

and

on page 138 first.

The ABS OFF ROAD supports the driver when braking on an unpaved surface
such as gravel, snow, etc.
The system generated by a controlled locking of the wheels braked wheel before a wedge of piled material, which shortens the braking distance.
The system is only available, if the front wheels are in the straight-ahead position.
The system operates at speeds of up to 50 km/h.

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The parking aid (hereinafter referred to as system) draws attention via acoustic signals or the Infotainment display when manoeuvring around obstacles in
the vicinity of the vehicle.

The TCS OFF ROAD makes starting and driving on an unpaved surface easier as
it partially allows wheel-spin.

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


and

The ESC OFF ROAD makes driving on a dirt roads easier, as no ESC interventions occur when the vehicle is over or under steered.

Parking aid (ParkPilot)

Note
The display of obstacles in the Infotainment black and white display is described in the Owners Manual Infotainment, chapter CAR - vehicle settings.

Approximate range of sensors (in cm)

Function

Area Fig. 158

Version 1
(4 sensors)

Version 2
(8 sensors)

Version 3
(12 sensors)

160
60
-

120
60
160
60
-

120
90
160
90
90

B
C
D
E

Fig. 157 Installation position of the sensors on the left side of the vehicle:
front/rear
Fig. 158
Sampled areas and range of the
sensors

Audible signals
The interval between the acoustic signals becomes shorter as the clearance is
reduced. A continuous tone sounds from a distance of approx. 30 cm - danger
area. From this moment on do not continue driving!
The acoustic signals can be set in the Infotainment Owners Manual , chapter CAR - Vehicle Settings .
Towing a trailer
When towing, or when another accessory is connected to the trailer socket only the areas A and B Fig. 158 are active in the system.
Note
If not all fields around vehicles with Version 3 are shown after the system is
activated, the vehicle will need to be moved a few metres forwards or backwards.
The signal tones for front obstacle recognition are factory-set to be higher
than for rear obstacle recognition.

Read and observe

and

on page 140 first.

The system uses ultrasound waves to calculate the distance between the
bumper and an obstacle. Depending on the vehicle equipment, the ultrasonic
sensors are located in the back or in the front bumper Fig. 157.
Depending on the equipment, the following system versions can exist
Fig. 158.
Version 1: warns of obstacles in the areas C , D .
Version 2: warns of obstacles in the regions A , B , C , D .
Version 3: warns of obstacles in the regions A , B , C , D , E .

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Display in the Infotainment display

Activation / deactivation
Fig. 159
Display

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and

on page 140 first.

Function keys and obstacle warning Fig. 159


A
Road display.
Depending on the Infotainment type: Switching off park assistant display.
Switching audible parking signals on/off.

Change to rear-view camera display .

Message: Look! Safe to move?

Colour of an object detected in the collision area (the distance to the


obstacle is less than 30 cm). Stop driving in the direction of an obstacle!

Colour of an object detected in the manoeuvring area (the distance to


the obstacle is more than 30 cm).

Colour of an object detected in the outside the manoeuvring area (the


distance to the obstacle is more than 30 cm).
System failure (there is no indication of obstacles).

Road display
The roadway display varies depending on the steering angle A Fig. 159 and
displays the roadway on which the vehicle would take with the current steering wheel position.
The road ahead is displayed when a forward gear or Neutral is engaged or the
selector lever is in mode D/S or position N is set.
The road behind the vehicle is displayed when reverse gear is engaged or the
selector lever is in mode R.

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Fig. 160
System key (option 2, 3)

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and

on page 140 first.

Activation
The activation of the system is initiated when the reverse gear is engaged, or
vehicles with the Variant 2 and 3 , also by pressing the symbol key
Fig. 160.
This is confirmed by a short acoustic signal (the symbol in the button lights
up).
Deactivation
On vehicles with Version 1, the system can be deactivated by moving out of reverse gear.
For vehicles with Version 2 and 3, the system is automatically deactivated by
pressing the symbol key or at a speed above 15 km/h (the symbol in the
button goes out).
Fault display
If a warning signal sounds for about 3 seconds after activating the system and
there is no obstacle close to your car, this indicates a system fault. The fault is
also indicated by the symbol flashing in the button. Seek help from a specialist garage.
Note
The system can only be activated with the symbol key at a speed of below
approx. 15 km / hr.

WARNING
The general information relating to the use of assistance systems must
be observed page 135, in section Introduction.
Make sure that the camera lens is not dirty or covered, otherwise the system function can be significantly impaired. For information on cleaning
page 185, Camera lens

Automatic system activation when moving forward

Fig. 161
Infotainment display: Display
with automatic activation

CAUTION
The camera lens distorts and enlarges the field of view of the difference in
eye sight. The display is therefore only of limited use for estimating distances
to following vehicles.
Some items, such as thin columns, chain link fences or lattice may not be
represented adequately in terms of display resolution.
It is only a two-dimensional display. Therefore, protruding objects or roadway
depressions, for example, may not be recognised due to lack of space depth.
In a crash or damage the vehicle's rear camera can possibly deviate from the
correct position. If this is the case, have the sensor checked by a specialist garage.

Read and observe

and

on page 140 first.

The automatic system activation occurs when moving forward at a speed below 10 km / h when the vehicle approaches an obstacle.
After activation, the following is shown in the left pane of the Infotainment
display Fig. 161.
Acoustic signals are sounded as of a distance from the obstacle of around
50 cm.

Operation

The automatic display can be enabled or disabled in the Infotainment Owner


s Manual Infotainment, chapter CAR - vehicle settings.

Rear View Camera

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Operation
Guidelines and function keys

143
144

The rear view camera (hereinafter referred to as system) helps the driver when
parking and manoeuvring by displaying the area behind the vehicle in the Infotainment display (hereinafter referred to as display).

Fig. 162 Position of the camera / Monitored area

Read and observe

and

on page 143 first.

The camera for capturing the area behind the vehicle is in the grip of the boot
lid Fig. 162.
Supervised area Fig. 162
A Detection range of the camera.
B Area outside the detection range of the camera.

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The area behind the vehicle is displayed when the following conditions are
met.
The ignition is switched on.
Reverse gear is engaged.1)
The luggage compartment lid is completely closed.
The vehicle is not travelling at more than about 10 km/h.

Function buttons Fig. 163


Turns off the display of the area behind the vehicle.
Display settings - brightness, contrast, colour.
Switching audible parking signals on/off.
Enabling and reduced park assistance display.
Change to park assistance display.

Note
The display can be interrupted by pressing the symbol key Fig. 158 on
page 141.
After disengaging the reverse gear, automatic display of the parking aid is
carried out (variant 2, 3) page 141.

CAUTION
The objects shown in the display can be closer or even further away than they
appear. This is especially the case in the following situations.
Protruding objects, such as a hitch, the rear of a truck and the like.
When driving from a horizontal surface into a slope or a depression.
When driving from a slope or a depression onto a horizontal surface.

Guidelines and function keys

Note
The orientation lines are immobile, and therefore the spacing of the bars behind the vehicle will vary, depending on the vehicle load state and the road inclination.

Park Assist

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Fig. 163 Infotainment display: Orientation lines / function keys

Read and observe

and

on page 143 first.

Orientation lines are shown along with the monitored area behind the vehicle
in the display.
Distance of the orientation lines behind the vehicle Fig. 163
A The distance is about 40 cm (safety distance limit).
B The distance is approximately 100 cm.
C The distance is approximately 200 cm.
The distance between the side lines corresponds approximately to the vehicle
width including mirrors.

1)

The area behind the vehicle can be displayed for a few seconds more after disengaging the reverse gear.

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Functioning
Parking space search
Parking
Departing from a parallel parking space
Automatic brake assist
Information messages

145
146
146
147
147
147

Park Assist (hereinafter referred to as system) helps drivers park in suitable


parallel and perpendicular parking places or also to manoeuvre out of parallel
parking spaces.
The system takes over the steering movements when parking or leaving a
parking space. The driver operates the pedals and the shift lever or gear selector.

The state in which the steering wheel is operated by the system, is referred to
as parking operation.
The Park Assist is an extension of the parking aid page 140 and operates on
the basis of data collected by the ultrasonic sensors.
For this reason, the chapter on the parking aid is to be read carefully and the
safety notes are to be observed.
WARNING
The general information relating to the use of assistance systems must
be observed page 135, in section Introduction.
During the parking process, the system automatically performs rapid
steering movements. While it is doing so, do not place your hands between
the steering wheel risk of injury!
During a parking manoeuvre on loose or slippery surfaces (gravel, snow,
ice, etc.) you may stray from the calculated road. Therefore, do not use the
system in such situations.

CAUTION
The correct evaluation of the parking space and the parking procedure depends on the circumference of the wheels on the vehicle.
The system only works correctly if the vehicle is fitted with the wheel size
approved by the manufacturer.
Abstain from using the system when the vehicle is fitted with snow chains or
a temporary spare wheel.
If wheels other than those approved by the manufacturer are mounted, the
resulting position of the vehicle in the parking space can differ slightly. This
can be avoided by readjusting the system at a specialist garage.
CAUTION
If other vehicles are parked behind the kerb or on it, the system can also guide
your vehicle beyond the kerb or onto it. Ensure that the wheels or the wheel
rims of your vehicle are not damaged and if necessary intervene in time.

Functioning

Read and observe

and

on page 145 first.

The system support is provided in the following manner.


While the parking space search is going on, a measurement and evaluation of
the parking space size is completed.
Suitable parking spaces are shown in the display of the instrument cluster
(hereinafter only in the display).
The display shows instructions and information before the start and during
the parking.
The road way is calculated that the vehicle uses during the parking.
The front wheels are automatically rotated during the parking.
Conditions for the system function
The system can look for a parking space only if the following basic conditions
are met.
The system is activated.
The vehicle speed is less than 40 km / h (parallel parking).
The vehicle speed is less than 20 km / h (transverse parking).
The distance to a number of parked vehicles is approximately 0.5 - 1.5 m.
The TCS is activated page 135, Braking and stabilisation systems.
The system can only carry out the parking if the following basic conditions are
met.
The vehicle is travelling less than about 7 km/h.
The parking procedure takes less than 6 minutes.
There is no driver intervention in the automatic steering operation.
Activation/deactivation
The system can be enabled or disabled by pressing the symbol key Fig. 164
on page 146 - .
When the system is activated, the symbol illuminates.

Note
We recommend performing the parking at a safe speed to about 5 km / h.
The driver can stop the parking process at any time by pressing the symbol
key Fig. 164 on page 146 or by a driver steering intervention.

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Parking space search

Parking

Fig. 164 System button / display

Read and observe

and

on page 145 first.

Fig. 165 Display

Read and observe

and

on page 145 first.

The system is able to find a parking space in a number of parallel and transverse parked vehicles on the passenger's or driver's side.

The system supports the driver when reverse parking in the parking space
found in a number of traverse and parallel parked vehicles.

Search for a parking space parallel to the roadway


Slowly drive past a row of parallel parked vehicles.
Press the symbol buttononce Fig. 164 - .

Display Fig. 165


Parking place recognised with the information to drive on.
Parking space recognised with the information to reverse.
Note to drive on to the parking space.
Note to reverse to the parking space.

The display shows the following Fig. 164 - .


Search for a parking space traverse to the roadway

Slowly drive past a row of traverse parked vehicles.


Press the symbol buttontwice Fig. 164 - .
The display shows the following Fig. 164 - .
Change sides for the parking
The system will automatically search for a parking space on the passenger
side.
Activate the turn signal on the driver's side if you wish to look fro a parking
space on this side of the road. The display changes and the system searches
for a parking space on the driver's side.
Note
If the symbol (km / h) is shown in the display while you are looking for a
parking space, the vehicle speed should be reduced below 40 km/h (parallel
parking) or below 20 km/h (transverse parking).

Parking manoeuvre
If the system finds a parking space, then this parking space is displayed
Fig. 165 - .

Continue driving forwards until the display appears Fig. 165 - .


Stop and ensure that the vehicle does not continue to move forward until
the parking procedure starts.

Select reverse gear or move the selector lever into position R.


As soon as the following message is shown in the display: Steering int. active.

Check area around veh.!, let go of the steering wheel. The steering will be taken
over by the system.
Observe the direct vicinity of the vehicle and reverse carefully.
If necessary, the parking procedure can be continued with further steps.

If the arrow in the display is flashing to the front Fig. 165 , engage
1st gear or move the selector lever into the position D.

The display shows the icon (brake pedal).

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Depress the brake pedal and wait until the steering wheel automatically rotates into the required position, the symbol goes out.

Carefully drive forwards.


If the backwards arrow is flashing in the display Fig. 165 - , select reverse
gear again or move the selector lever into position R .

The display shows the icon (brake pedal).

Depress the brake pedal and wait until the steering wheel automatically rotates into the required position, the symbol goes out.

Carefully move backwards.

You can repeat these steps several times in succession.


As soon as the parking procedure is completed, an audible signal sounds and
the following message appears in the display: Park Assist stopped. Take over steering!

Departing from a parallel parking space

Read and observe

and

on page 145 first.

The system supports the driver when leaving a parking space of a parallel
parking space.
Leaving a parking space process
Press the symbol buttononce Fig. 164 on page 146 .
The following message is displayed: Park Assist: indicate and engage reverse!

Automatic brake assist

Read and observe

and

on page 145 first.

Automatic brake assist when speeding


If a velocity of 7 km / h is exceeded during the parking manoeuvre for the first
time, the speed will be automatically reduced by the system to less than 7 km /
h. This prevents the parking manoeuvre from aborting.
Automatic emergency braking
If the system detects a risk of collision during parking, automatic emergency
braking takes place to prevent a collision.
The parking is terminated by the emergency braking.
CAUTION
The automatic emergency braking is not triggered by the system when the
parking process stops due to the speed of 7 km/h being exceeded!

Information messages

Read and observe

and

on page 145 first.

The information messages are shown in the instrument cluster display.


Park Assist stopped. Speed too high.
If a speed of 50 km / h is exceeded while searching for a parking space, the
system with the key symbol is must be reactivated.

Activate the turn signal for side of the vehicle where the parking space is out

Select reverse gear or move the selector lever into position R.

The parking is terminated if the speed exceeds 7 km / hr.

The further procedure is analogous to that for reverse parking.

Follow the system instructions shown in the display.

The parking procedure is terminated due to a driver steering intervention.

As soon as the parking procedure is completed, an audible signal sounds and


the following message appears in the information display: Please take over steering and drive on.

of which you wish to manoeuvre.

Speed too high. Take over steering!


Park Assist stopped. Driver steer. intervent.
Park Assist stopped. ASR deactivated.

The parking procedure cannot be carried out because the TCS system is deactivated page 135, Braking and stabilisation systems. Activate the TCS.

ASR deactivated. Take over steering!

The parking procedure was ended because TCS was deactivated during the
parking procedure.

Trailer: Park Assist stopped.

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The parking process cannot be performed with a trailer or when another accessory is connected to the trailer socket.

Time limit exceeded. Take over steering!

The parking procedure was ended because the time limit of 6 minutes was
passed.

Park Assist currently not available.

The system cannot be activated because a fault exists on the vehicle. Seek
help from a specialist garage.

WARNING
The general information relating to the use of assistance systems must
be observed page 135, in section Introduction.
After pressing the clutch pedal, no interrupted control occurs! For example, if a different gear is engaged and the clutch pedal is released, control is
continued.

Functioning

Park Assist stopped. Currently not available.

The parking procedure was ended because a fault exists on the vehicle. Seek
help from a specialist garage.

Park Assist faulty. Workshop!

The parking procedure is not possible because a fault exists in the system.
Seek help from a specialist garage.

ASR intervention. Take over steering!

The parking procedure is terminated by a TCS intervention.

Fig. 166 MAXI DOT display (monochrome): Examples of status displays


the CCS

Aut. parking space exit not possible. Space too small.

The manoeuvring procedure using the system is not possible. The parking gap
is too small.

Braking intervention. Speed too high.

The speed was too high during the parking and was automatically reduced.

Cruise Control System

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Functioning
Operating Description

148
149

The Cruise Control System (CCS) maintains a set speed without you having to
actuate the accelerator pedal.
The state where the CCS maintains the speed is referred to hereinafter as the
control.

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Operating Description
Fig. 168
Cruise control system controls

Fig. 167 Segment display: Examples of status displays the CCS

Read and observe

on page 148 first.

CCS status displays Fig. 166, Fig. 167


Speed is set, control is inactive (in the colour display the digits of speed
limits is shown in grey).
Control active (in the colour display the digits of the speed limits are highlighted).
No speed set.
System fault - seek assistance from a specialist garage immediately.
Basic requirements for start of control
The CCS is activated.
On vehicles with manual transmission, second gear or higher is engaged.
On vehicles with an automatic transmission, the selector lever is in the
D/S position or in the Tiptronic position.
The current speed is higher than approx. 20 km/h.
This is only possible within the range which is permitted by the power output
and braking power of the engine.
WARNING
If the engine power or engine braking effect is insufficient to maintain the
set speed, the driver must take control of vehicle operation.

Read and observe

on page 148 first.

Overview of the control elements of the CCS Fig. 168


A
Deactivate CCS (delete set speed)

Interrupt control (sprung position)

Activate CCS (control deactivated)


B
Take control againa) / Increase speed
C
Launch control / reduce speed
a)

If no speed is set, the current speed is used.

At the start of the control process, the CCS regulates the vehicle to the current
speed, and this speed is shown on the instrument cluster display. The warning
light illuminates in the instrument cluster.
Automatic control interruption
Automatic control interruption occurs if any of the following conditions are
met.
The brake pedal is operated.
When one of the brake assist systems (e.g. ESC) intervenes.
Through an airbag deployment.
WARNING
Always deactivate the cruise control system after use to prevent unintentional switching on of the system.
Control may only be resumed if the set speed is not too high for the current traffic conditions.

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WARNING
For safety reasons, do not use the ACC under the following conditions.
When driving in turning lanes, motorway exits or construction sites, to
avoid an unwanted acceleration to the stored speed.
When visibility is poor, (e.g. fog, heavy rain, thick snowfall).
When road conditions are poor (e.g. ice, slippery road, gravel, dirt road).
When driving around sharp bends.
When riding on a steep gradient / high slope.
When driving through places where metal objects (such as metal buildings, railroad tracks, etc.) can be found.
When driving through very divided and enclosed spaces (such as large-capacity garages, car ferries, tunnels and the like.).

Note
During control, speed can be increased by pressing the accelerator pedal. Releasing the accelerator pedal will cause the speed to drop again to the set
speed.

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Operation
Automatic stop-start
Operation Overview
Start control
Stop/resume control
Set/change the desired speed
Set the clearance level
Special driving conditions
Information messages

150
151
152
152
152
153
153
154
155

The automatic distance control (hereinafter referred to as ACC) maintains the


set speed or the distance to the vehicle ahead without the accelerator or
brake pedal being pressed.
The front of the vehicle and the distance to the vehicle ahead is monitored by
a radar sensor page 135.

Note
The ACC is designed primarily for use on motorways.
The ACC reduces the speed by automatically releasing the accelerator or by
means of a braking procedure as appropriate. If the brakes are used for an automatic speed reduction at any moments, then the brake light illuminates.
In case of failure of more than one brake light on the vehicle or on the connected trailer, the ACC becomes unavailable.
The control automatically cancels the engagement of the brake supportive
assistance systems (e.g. ESC) or when the maximum permitted engine speed is
exceeded.

Operation

The state in which the ACC maintains the speed or the proximity is described
as control from here on.
WARNING
The general information relating to the use of assistance systems must
be observed page 135, in section Introduction.
The driver must always be ready to take over steering of the vehicle himself (accelerate or brake).
The ACC does not react when approaching a stationary obstacle, such as
traffic jams, vehicle breakdowns or vehicles waiting at a traffic light.
The ACC does not respond to crossing or oncoming objects.
If the ACC does not decelerate fast enough, immediately apply the vehicle's foot brake.

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Fig. 169 Display in the instrument cluster: Examples of ACC displays

Note to reduce speed


If the delay of the ACC is insufficient in relation to the vehicle in front, in the
instrument cluster, the warning light lights up and the display shows the
following message.

Apply the brake!

Note
Some ACC notifications in the display of the instrument cluster may be hidden
by notifications for other functions. An ACC notification automatically appears
for a brief moment when there is a change in status of the ACC.
Fig. 170 Instrument cluster display: Examples of ACC status displays

Automatic stop-start
Read and observe

on page 150 first.

The ACC allows a speed of 30 - 160 km/h to be set or a distance to the preceding vehicle to be very short of very long to be set.
The ACC adjusts the set speed with respect to the detected vehicle ahead,
thus maintaining the selected proximity.
The ACC can detect a vehicle that is up to approx. 120 m ahead using the radar
sensor.
ACC display Fig. 169
1 Vehicle detected (control active).
2 Line showing the displacement of the distance when setting page 153,
Set the clearance level.
3 Set distance to the vehicle ahead.
4 Vehicle detected (control deactivated).

Read and observe

on page 150 first.

Vehicles with an automatic transmission can decelerate to a standstill and


start moving again using the ACC.
Decelerate to a standstill
If a vehicle ahead decelerates to a standstill, the ACC will also decelerate your
vehicle to a standstill.
Starting to drive again after a holding period
As soon as the vehicle ahead starts moving again after a holding period, your
vehicle will also move and the speed will continue to be regulated. Control is
automatically disconnected in case of longer holding periods.
Depress the brake pedal.

ACC status displays Fig. 170


Regulation is inactive (in the colour display the digits of speed limits is
shown in grey).
Regulation active - no vehicle detected (in the colour display the digits of
the speed limits are highlighted).
Control deactivated - no speed stored.
Regulation active - vehicle detected (in the colour display the digits of the
speed limits are highlighted).

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Operation Overview

On vehicles with a manual transmission, the second gear or higher must


be engaged.
On vehicles with an automatic transmission, the selector lever must be in
the D/S position or in the Tiptronic position.
On vehicles with a manual transmission, the current speed must be higher
than approx. 25 km/h.
On vehicles with a automatic transmission, the current speed must be
higher than approx. 2 km/h.

The control be started with the key or by adjusting the lever Fig. 171
on page 152 into the sprung position.
Fig. 171 Operating lever

Read and observe

on page 150 first.

Overview of ACC functions operated with the lever Fig. 171


1
Activate ACC (control deactivated)
2
Start control (resume) / increase speed by 1 km/h at a time
(sprung position)
3
Interrupt control (sprung position)
4
Deactivate ACC
5
Increase speed by 10 km/h at a time
6
Decrease speed by 10 km/h at a time
A Set proximity level
B
Start control (adopt current speed) / Reduce speed by 1 km/h at
a time
Note
If the lever is set Fig. 171 from the position directly into the sprung position, the current speed is stored and the control process is started.

Read and observe

on page 150 first.

Basic requirements for start of control


ACC is enabled.
TCS is enabled page 135, Braking and stabilisation systems.

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Driving

The ACC will adopt the current speed and execute control.
Lever position
Set the lever into the sprung position set.
The ACC will adopt the current speed and execute control. Should the speed
be stored already, the ACC adopts this speed and executes control.
The warning light illuminates in the instrument cluster when the regulation
is switched on.
Note
If control is started at a speed of less than 30 km/h on vehicles with an automatic transmission, the speed of 30 km/h is stored. The speed increases automatically to 30 km/h or is regulated with respect to the speed of the vehicle
ahead.
When TCS is disabled, it will be activated automatically upon starting control.
If the TCS is deactivated during control, control is stopped automatically.

Stop/resume control

Start control

Button

Press press.

Read and observe

on page 150 first.

Stop control
Set the lever into the sprung position Fig. 171 on page 152 set.
Or

Apply the brake.


Control stops, the speed remains stored.

Resume control
Start control page 152.
WARNING
Control may only be resumed if the stored speed is not too high for the current traffic conditions.
Note
Regulation is also stopped when the clutch is held down for longer than 30 s.

Set/change the desired speed

Read and observe

on page 150 first.

The desired speed can be set or changed using the control lever Fig. 171 on
page 152.
The set speed is stored upon releasing the lever or the button on the button
on the lever.
Setting/changing the speed by 10 km/h at a time () - requirements
ACC is enabled.
Increasing the speed by 1 km/h at a time () - requirements
ACC is enabled.
Vehicle control is taking place.
Decreasing the speed by 1 km/h at a time () - requirements
ACC is enabled.
Vehicle control is taking place.
Changing the speed by adopting the current speed () - requirements
ACC is enabled.
The vehicle is moving at a speed other than that which is stored.

Note
If during control the speed is increased by pressing the accelerator, control is
temporarily stopped. Upon releasing the accelerator, control is automatically
resumed.
If during control the speed is reduced by applying the brake, control is stopped. Control needs to be restarted in order to resume page 152.
If the vehicle is controlled by a lower speed than the stored speed, then
the current speed is stored the first time the key is pressed. Press the key
again and the speed is reduced in increments of 1 km/h.

Set the clearance level

Read and observe

on page 150 first.

The proximity to the vehicle ahead can be set with the lever Fig. 171 on
page 152 or in the Infotainment Owners Manual Infotainment, chapter CAR vehicle settings.
Setting by means of the lever
Set the switch Adjust in the spring-tensioned position
Fig. 171 on page 152.

or

The display of the instrument cluster shows line 2 Fig. 169 on page 150,
which indicates the proximity.

Using the switch Adjust the line

2 to the desired distance level on

the lever.

Note
If the proximity is changed in infotainment, the change will only come into
effect after a subsequent activation of the ACC.
The proximity is dependent on the speed. The higher the speed, the greater
the proximity to the vehicle ahead.
On wet roads, a longer time interval to the vehicle ahead should always be
selected than on dry roads.

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Special driving conditions

Narrow vehicles or vehicles travelling side by side


Narrow vehicles or vehicles travelling side by side are not detected by the radar sensor until they are within the sensor's range Fig. 172 - .
If necessary, slow down the car by applying the brake.
Other vehicles changing lanes
Vehicles that change onto the lane with a small proximity Fig. 173 - do not
have to be detected by the radar sensor in time. The result may be a delayed
ACC response.
If necessary, slow down the car by applying the brake.

Fig. 172 Special conditions: Cornering / narrow vehicles or vehicles travelling side by side

Stationary vehicles
The ACC does not detect stationary objects! When a vehicle detected by the
ACC turns or sheers off and there is a stationary vehicle in front of this vehicle,
Fig. 173 - the ACC does not respond to the stationary vehicle.
In such cases, take over the steering and stop the vehicle by applying the foot
brake.
When overtaking
When your vehicle is being controlled (the speed is lower than that which is
stored) and the indicator is activated, the ACC interprets this situation as
meaning that the driver intends to overtake. The ACC automatically accelerates the vehicle, thereby reducing the proximity to a vehicle ahead.
If the vehicle changes to the fast lane and no vehicle is detected ahead, the
ACC accelerates until the set speed is reached and then keeps it constant.

Fig. 173 Special conditions: Lane changes of other vehicles / stationary


vehicles

Read and observe

on page 150 first.

The following and similar situations require special attention of the driver.
When cornering
When driving around long bends the ACC may respond to a vehicle in the adjacent lane Fig. 172 - . Your own vehicle is regulated with respect to this vehicle and will no longer respond to the vehicle ahead.
In such cases, control should be disabled by accelerating, applying the brake or
pressing the button on the operating lever . Fig. 171 on page 152.

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Acceleration can be cancelled at any time by touch on the brake pedal or


pressing the button on the lever Fig. 171 on page 152.
Vehicles with special load or special body parts
Other vehicles with a load or with body parts protruding from the sides, back
or top of the vehicle contour may not be detected by the ACC.
Control should therefore be disabled whenever you are driving behind or overtaking such a vehicle.
Towing a trailer
When towing, or in when another accessory is connected to the trailer socket
the ACC control is set with a lower rate. The manner of driving should therefore be adapted to this limitation.

The Front Assist (hereinafter referred to as system) warns you of the danger of
a collision with a vehicle or another obstacle in front of the vehicle, and tries to
avoid a collision or mitigate its consequences by automatically applying the
brakes where necessary.

Information messages

Read and observe

on page 150 first.

The information messages are shown in the instrument cluster display.


ACC: no sensor view!

The area in front of the vehicle is monitored by a radar sensor page 135.

The sensor is soiled or covered.

If the message appears again after starting the engine, the position of the lever should be Fig. 171 on page 152 adjusted.

ACC not available.

The ACC is not available for an unknown reason.


Stop the vehicle, switch off the engine and then start it again. If the ACC is still
not available, push the lever into position . Seek help from a specialist garage.

Error: ACC

Push the lever into position . press. Seek help from a specialist garage.
Speed limit

Increase the speed accordingly and start control page 152.

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Operation
Distance warning (dangerous distance)
Warning and automatic braking
Disable/enable
Information messages

Operation

Read and observe

and

on page 155 first.

The system can work only if the following basic conditions are met.
The system is activated.
TCS is enabled page 135, Braking and stabilisation systems.
The vehicle is travelling forwards at a speed of more than approx. 5 km/h.

Front Assist

CAUTION
In case of failure of more than one brake light on the vehicle or on the electrically connected trailer, the system becomes unavailable.

The system support is provided in the following manner.


Alerts you about a dangerous proximity to the vehicle ahead.
Warns you of an impending collision.
Prepares the brakes for emergency braking prior to a detected danger.
Assists with a brake action triggered by the driver.
If the driver fails to respond to a detected danger, automatic braking is performed.

There is an ACC system error.

WARNING
The general information relating to the use of assistance systems must
be observed page 135, in section Introduction.
The system does not respond to crossing or oncoming objects.

Stop the vehicle, switch off the engine and clean the sensor or remove the
item causing the lack of visibility Fig. 154 on page 135.

155
156
156
156
157

Note
The system can be impaired or may not be available, for example when driving
in sharp curves or with an ESC engagement page 136.

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155

Distance warning (dangerous distance)


Fig. 174
Symbols in the instrument cluster: Note (dangerous
proximity)

With automatic braking the symbol appears Fig. 175 in the display.
Advance warning
If the system detects a risk of collision, the symbol Fig. 175 appears in the
display and you will hear an acoustic signal.
At the same time, the braking system is prepared for possible emergency braking.
The pre-warning display can occur in the following situations.
there is a risk of collision with a moving obstacle at a driving speed range
of approx. 30 km/h to approx. 210 km/h.
If there is a risk of collision with a stationary obstacle at a driving speed
range of approx. 30 km/h to approx. 85 km/h.

If

Read and observe

and

on page 155 first.

If a safe interval to the vehicle ahead falls below a minimum the display of the
instrument cluster shows the symbol Fig. 174.
Immediately increase the proximity if the current traffic situation allows you
to do so!
The proximity at which the warning is displayed depends on the current speed.
The warning may occur when driving between about 60 km/h and 210 km/h.

Warning and automatic braking


Fig. 175
Symbols in the instrument cluster: Warning or emergency braking at low speed

When the advance warning is issued, the brake pedal must be pressed or the
moving obstacle avoided!
Acute alert
If the driver does not react to the advance warning, the system briefly applies
the brake automatically via an active brake intervention to draw attention to
the potential danger of a collision again.
Automatic Braking
If the driver fails to respond to the acute warning, the system starts to apply
the brakes automatically with increasing stopping power in several stages.
Brake Support
If the driver does not brake sufficiently in the event of an impending collision,
the system automatically increases the braking force.
The brake support only occurs as long as the brake pedal is being firmly pressed down.
Note
If an automatic brake intervention is triggered by the system, the pressure in
the brake system increases and the brake pedal cannot be operated with the
normal pedal stroke.
The automatic braking interventions can be cancelled by pressing the accelerator pedal or by means of a steering intervention.

Read and observe

and

on page 155 first.

Emergency braking at low speed


In a driving speed range of approx. 5 km/h to approx. 30 km/h, the automatic
braking action is not preceded by a warning. In the event of an immediate risk
of impact, automatic braking is carried out with the breaking force increasing
in stages.

156 Driving

Disable/enable

Read and observe

and

on page 155 first.

The function is automatically activated each time the ignition is switched on.

The system should only be disabled in exceptional cases

The system can be activated or deactivated in one of two ways.


In the instrument cluster display page 48, Menu itemAssist systems.
Infotainment Owners Manual Infotainment, chapter CAR - vehicle settings.
The following functions can be activated or deactivated separately in infotainment.
Distance warning
Advance warning
f the distance-warning function was deactivated before switching off the ignition, it remains deactivated after switching on the ignition.
WARNING
In the following situations, Front Assist should be switched off for safety
reasons.
When the vehicle is being towed away.
When the vehicle is on a rolling test bench.
If an unfounded warning was issued or a system action carried out.
When on a truck, car ferry or similar.

Information messages

Read and observe

and

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This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


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157
158
158
158
159
159

Normal
Sport mode
Eco mode
Individual mode
Off-road mode
Mode selection and Infotainment display
Individual mode settings

By selecting the driving mode, the driving behaviour can be adapted to the desired mode of operation.
The following modes of operation are available Normal, Sport, Eco, Individual and
Off-road.
The mode Off-road is only available on the vehicles Octavia SCOUT.
WARNING
The general information relating to the use of assistance systems must be
observed page 135, in section Introduction.

on page 155 first.

The information messages are shown in the instrument cluster display.


Front Assist: no sensor view.
The sensor is soiled or covered.
Stop the vehicle, switch off the engine and clean the sensor or remove the obstacle causing the lack of visibility page 135, Radar sensor.
If after engine start the message persists, then the help of a professional organisation is required.

Selection of the driving mode (Driving Mode Selection)

Front Assist not available.

Normal

Read and observe

on page 157 first.

This mode is suitable for a conventional driving.

Sport mode

Read and observe

on page 157 first.

This mode is suitable for a sporty driving.

The system is not available for an unknown reason.

Selecting this mode primarily affects the function of the following systems.

Stop the vehicle, switch off the engine and then start it again.

Steering
The power steering is reduced slightly, i.e., the driver needs to exert more
force for steering .

If after engine start the message persists, then the help of a professional organisation is required.

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Engine / drive
The vehicle acceleration is more dynamic than in Normal mode.
Front axle differential lock
The driving force distribution between the front wheels is adapted to the sporty driving style.
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
The acceleration is quicker than in Normal mode with distance control
page 150.
Xenon headlight
The headlamps adapt to the driving style more dynamically than in mode Normal page 70.
ProActive passenger protection
The first level of protection is deactivated page 160.
Engine noise
The engine noise is noticeable in the interior more intensely than in Normal
mode.

Read and observe

Note
The mode Eco is not available when towing a trailer or when another accessory is connected to the trailer socket. If the vehicle is in drive mode Eco and a
trailer is hitched up or another accessory is connected, the vehicle is automatically set to the driving mode Normal.
The maximum vehicle acceleration (kick down function) is possible also in
driving mode Eco.

Individual mode

Read and observe

on page 157 first.

In the mode Individual each system can be set independently page 159, Individual mode settings.

Off-road mode

Eco mode

Air conditioning (Climatronic)


The air conditioning is controlled so as to save energy. For this reason, for example, it may take longer to reach the desired interior temperature in mode
Normal.

on page 157 first.

Read and observe

on page 157 first.

This mode is suitable for a relaxed style of driving and helps to save fuel.

The mode Off-road is suitable for driving outside paved roads.

Selecting this mode primarily affects the function of the following systems.

Further information page 138, OFF ROAD-mode.

Engine / drive
Vehicle acceleration is more relaxed than in Normal mode.

Note
The mode Off-road is deactivated after switching off and switching on the ignition and the mode Normal is set automatically.

The recommended gear is controlled such to achieve the lowest possible fuel
consumption page 41.
When the START-STOP system was deactivated manually page 124, it is automatically activated.
The automatic gearbox is set automatically to mode E page 129.
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
Acceleration occurs more relaxed than in Normal page 150mode with distance
control.
Xenon headlight
The system is in economic mode page 70. The headlamps are in basic setting
and do not adapt to the direction of travel.

158 Driving

Mode selection and Infotainment display

Note
The currently selected running mode is displayed in the Infotainment in the
status bar of the main menu of the symbol .
If the driving mode menu is not operated within a few seconds, the Infotainment switches to the last selected menu or switches off.

Individual mode settings

Read and observe

on page 157 first.

In mode Individual the vehicle systems can be set as follows.


Steering: - Sets the power steering characteristics
Normal - Normal
Sport - Sports
Engine:/Drive: - Sets the engine characteristic (vehicles with manual transmission) / drive characteristic (vehicles with automatic transmission)
Normal - Normal
Sport - Sports
Eco - Economical
Front differential lock: - Sets the characteristics of the front axle differential lock
Normal - Normal
Sport - Sports
ACC: - Sets the vehicle acceleration when adaptive cruise control is activated
Normal - Normal
Sport - Sports
Eco - Economical
Dynamic cornering light: - Sets the characteristics of the Xenon headlight
Normal - Normal
Sport - Sports
Eco - Economical
Air conditioning: - Sets the Climatronic characteristics
Normal - Normal
Eco - Economical
Engine sound: - Sets the engine noise in the vehicle
Normal - Normal
Sport - Sports
Eco - Economical
Reset mode - Setting for all menu items in the Individual mode to Normal
Cancel - Keep the current settings
Reset - Set all menu items to Normal

Fig. 176 Button for selecting the driving mode: Version 1 / version 2
Fig. 177
Shown in the infotainment display

Read and observe

on page 157 first.

Procedure for the selection of the driving mode


Press the symbol button or Fig. 176.
In the Infotainment display a running mode menu Fig. 177 appears.
The mode is changed by repeatedly pressing the symbol key and or by
pressing the corresponding function key in the Infotainment display.
If a driving mode other than Normal is selected, then the symbol lights up on
the button or .
Function buttons on the display Fig. 177
A Sets the mode Individual and information on the setting of the currently selected mode.
B Cancel the menu to select driving mode.
C Modes (for the selected mode the button is shown in green).

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The first protection level can be deactivated in one of the following ways.
system deactivation in the Infotainment Owners Manual Infotainment, chapter CAR - vehicle settings.
Deactivation of TCS page 136.
Selecting the driving mode Sport page 157.

Proactive passenger protection (Crew Protect Assist)

The

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


160

Function

Proactive passenger protection (hereafter known as system) increases passenger protection in the front seats in situations that could lead to vehicle impact or overturning.
WARNING
The general information relating to the use of assistance systems must be
observed page 135, in section Introduction.
Note
The system component service life is monitored electronically. Further information page 35, Safety systems.

Function

Read and observe

Provided that the driving mode Sport is not selected, the system is activated
over the two levels of protection after switching the ignition off and on again.
The second level of protection
The system intervenes only if the situation is evaluated as critical, such as in
panic braking at high speeds.
This level of protection cannot be deactivated.
Note
If the front passenger front airbag is deactivated page 19 the belt tensioning
function for the front passenger seat is switched off.

Lane Departure Warning (Lane Assist)

Introduction

on page 160 first.

Fig. 178
Camera viewing window for Lane
Assist

In critical driving situations (e.g. during emergency braking or a sudden change


in direction), the following steps can be taken separately or combined in order
to reduce the risk of serious injury.
The front passenger's and driver's seatbelts, if worn, are automatically tensioned closely over the body.
The windows in the side doors (if open) are automatically closed up to a gap
of about 5 cm from the edge.
The sliding/tilting roof is closed.
Once the critical driving situation has passed, the tension on the seatbelts will
be released again.
The system operates at two levels of protection.
The first level of protection
The system already intervenes in situations that may occur during dynamic
driving. As a result, this primarily helps to keep the driver and the passenger in
the correct seated position.

160 Driving

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Operation
Activation / deactivation
Information messages

161
162
162

The lane departure warning (hereinafter known as system) helps to keep the
vehicle between the boundary lines of a lane.
The system detects the boundary lines of a lane using the camera Fig. 178.

When the vehicle approaches a detected line between lanes, the system
makes a light movement of the steering wheel in the opposite direction to the
boundary line. This corrective steering intervention can be manually overridden at any time.
WARNING
The general information relating to the use of assistance systems must
be observed page 135, in section Introduction.
Lane Assist can help you keep the vehicle within the lane. However, it
does not steer the vehicle for you. The driver retains full responsibility for
steering at all times.
Some objects on the road may be incorrectly detected as lines. As a result, an incorrect steering intervention may take place.

Operation

WARNING
The detection capability of the camera may be limited by various external
influences. In such cases, the assistant may not detect the line between
two lanes at all or not properly. The detection capability of the camera may
be restricted in the following situations, for example.
When visibility is poor, (e.g. fog, heavy rain, thick snowfall).
When driving around sharp bends.
The camera is blinded by the sun.
The camera is blinded by the oncoming traffic.
The viewing range of the camera is impeded by a vehicle travelling ahead.
The camera viewing range is obstructed by an obstacle.
CAUTION
Do not attach any stickers or similar objects to the windscreen to avoid impairing the functions of the systems.
Note
The system is designed for driving on motorways and roads with adequate
longitudinal markings.
The system can detect both continuous and broken lines.

Fig. 179 Monochromatic display of the instrument cluster: Examples of


system indications

Fig. 180 Colour display of the instrument cluster: Examples of system indications

Read and observe

and

on page 161 first.

System displays Fig. 179 and Fig. 180


The system is activated, but not ready to intervene.
The system is active and ready to intervene.
The system intervenes when approaching the right-hand boundary lane.
Adaptive lane assist ensues (boundary lines on both sides of the vehicle
detected).
The system can intervene when the following basic conditions are present.
The system is activated.
The vehicle speed is no more than about 65 km/h.
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The boundary lines are clearly visible (appropriate longitudinal markings).


The boundary line of at least one side of the lane is detected.
The driver's hands are on the steering wheel.
The lane is more than 2.5 m in width.

If the turn signal is switched on prior to driving over the boundary line (e.g.
when making a turn), no steering intervention takes place when the vehicle
approaches the boundary line. The system regards the situation as an intended lane change.
Warning lights in the instrument cluster
Warning light

Meaning
The system is active, but not ready to intervene.
The system is active and ready to intervene or is currently
intervening.

Adaptive lane assist


Adaptive lane assist helps to keep the vehicle in the position between the
boundary lines selected by the driver, by means of steering intervention.
If the system detects only one boundary line, it will help to maintain the selected proximity from said boundary line.
If the proximity to the detected boundary line is changed, the system quickly
adapts and maintains the newly-selected position.
WARNING
The system function may be restricted if, for example there is danger due
to ruts on a downhill road or in a crosswind.

Activation / deactivation

Read and observe

and

on page 161 first.

The activation or deactivation of the system can be carried out in one of two
ways.
In the instrument cluster display page 48, Menu itemAssist systems.
Infotainment Owners Manual Infotainment, chapter CAR - vehicle settings.
Adaptive tracking can also be enabled or disabled In Infotainment.

162 Driving

After switching off and switching on the ignition, the system setting is retained.

Information messages

Read and observe

and

on page 161 first.

The information messages are shown in the instrument cluster display.


Lane Assist currently not available. No sensor view.
The windscreen is dirty, iced over or misted up in the camera viewing range.
Clean the windscreen or remove the obstacles.

Lane Assist currently not available.

The system has limited functionality due to a temporary error. Try to re-activate the machine.

Error: Lane Assist

A system error has occurred. Seek help from a specialist garage.

Lane Assist: take over steering!

The system has detected that there are no hands on the steering wheel. In
this case the Assist system is not ready to intervene. Place your hands on the
steering wheel.

Traffic sign recognition

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Function
Additional display
Information messages
The road sign recognition system (hereinafter referred to as system) shows
certain road signs on the instrument cluster display.

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164

WARNING
The general information relating to the use of assistance systems must
be observed page 135, in section Introduction.
Vertical traffic signs must always take precedence over the traffic signs
shown in the display. The driver is always responsible for correctly assessing the traffic situation.
Traffic signs may not be recognised at all by the system, or may be recognised incorrectly. As a result, the traffic signs may not be displayed at all, or
the wrong one may appear.
On the system side, only a traffic sign display is undertaken, neither a
warning when limit is exceeded or driving speed adjustment is undertaken!
Speed specifications on the displayed road signs refer to the country-specific speed units. For example, the display on the display can therefore
refer to km/h or mph depending on the country.

Note
The system is only available in some countries.

Function
Fig. 181
Camera viewing range for traffic
sign recognition

Fig. 182 Display in the instrument cluster: Display examples

Read and observe

on page 163 first.

Description of indications and displayed traffic signs


Display Fig. 182
Display of detected traffic signs in the menu item Driving data Road sign
Additional display (monochromatic display)
Additional display (colour display)
The system can display in the display the following recognized traffic sign.
Speed limits.
Overtaking prohibited.
Additional signs, such as 'when wet' or signs which only apply for a limited
time can also be displayed.
The system works on the basis of the data captured by the camera and is only
able to show traffic signs which are in the camera's viewing range Fig. 181.
Data from the camera is supplemented by information from the Infotainment
Navigation. This is the reason why traffic signs with maximum speeds can also
be shown on sections of roads which do not have any traffic signs.
Mode when towing a trailer
For vehicles with a factory-fitted towing device the display for the trailer operation applicable road signs can be enabled or disabled in the Infotainment display Owners Manual Infotainment, chapter CAR - vehicle Settings.
The system may not be available or may only be available to a limited extent
in the following situations.
Poor visibility conditions, e.g. fog, heavy rain, thick snowfall.
The camera is blinded by the sun.
The camera is blinded by the oncoming traffic.
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The camera viewing range is obstructed by an obstacle.


Travelling at high speed.
The traffic signs are fully or partially obscured (e.g. by trees,

snow, dirt or
other vehicles).
The traffic signs are not standard (round with a red border).
The traffic signs are damaged or bent.
The traffic signs are attached to flashing neon signs.
The traffic signs were changed (the navigation data are out of date).

Additional display

Read and observe

on page 163 first.

If the menu item Road sign is currently not shown Fig. 182 on page 163 - , the
road sign with the speed limit will appear in the upper display area of the instrument cluster Fig. 182 on page 163 - , .

Infotainment Navigation is not currently providing any data. Check whether


the maps are up-to-date or the whether the vehicle is currently in a location
for which no navigation data are available.

Fatigue detection

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:

The fatigue detection system (hereinafter referred to as system) recommends


the driver takes a break from driving when driver fatigue can be detected due
to the driver's steering behaviour.
WARNING
The general information relating to the use of assistance systems must
be observed page 135, in section Introduction.
For the driving ability is always the driver's responsibility. Never drive if
you feel tired.
The system may not detect all cases where a break is needed.
Therefore, take regular, sufficient breaks during long trips.
There will be no system warning during the so-called micro-sleep.

The additional display can be enabled or disabled in the Infotainment Owner


s Manual Infotainment, chapter CAR - vehicle settings.

Information messages
Read and observe

on page 163 first.

The information messages are shown in the instrument cluster display.


No road signs available.
No maximum speeds were recognised (e.g. on German motorways where there
is no speed limit).

Error: Road sign recognition

A system error has occurred. Seek help from a specialist garage.

Road sign recognition: clean the windscreen!

The windscreen is dirty, iced over or misted up in the camera viewing range.
Clean the windscreen or remove the obstacles.

Dynamic Road Sign Display currently restricted.

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Function
Information messages

If several traffic signs are detected simultaneously, the next traffic sign will also in some cases be displayed in the colour display - . All detected traffic
signs can be displayed in the menu item Road sign - .

Introduction

Note
In some situations, the system may evaluate the driving incorrectly and thus
mistakenly recommend a break (e.g. sporty driving, adverse weather conditions or poor road conditions).
The system is designed primarily for use on motorways.

Function

Read and observe

on page 164 first.

From the start of the journey, the system evaluates steering behaviour. If,
while driving, there have been changes in the steering behaviours that are
evaluated by the system as indicating possible fatigue, a break recommendation is issued.
The system evaluates steering behaviour and recommends a break at speeds
of 65-200 km / h.

164 Driving

The system detects a break from driving when one of the following conditions is met.
The vehicle is stopped and the ignition is turned off.
The vehicle is stopped, the seat belt is taken off and the driver's door is
opened.
The vehicle is stopped for more than 15 minutes.
If none of these conditions are met or if the driving style is not changed, the
system recommends a driving break again after 15 minutes.

Saving tyre pressure values

The system can be activated or deactivated in the Infotainment Owners


Manual Infotainment, chapter CAR - vehicle settings.

Information messages

Read and observe

on page 164 first.

The icon appears and the following message for a few seconds in the display
of the instrument cluster and the following message.
Driver alert. Take a break!
DRIVER ALERT TAKE A BREAK
An audible signal is also emitted.

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Saving tyre pressure values
Saving tyre pressure values and infotainment display
Saving tyre pressure values by pressing a button

Read and observe

on page 165 first.

The tyre pressure values are always stored in the system if one of the following events occurs.
Change of tyre inflation pressure.
Change one or more wheels.
Change in position of a wheel on the vehicle.
The warning light lights up in the instrument cluster.
Depending on the vehicle equipment, the tyre pressure values are stored either in Infotainment or by pressing a button.
WARNING
Before storing the pressure values, the tyres must be inflated to the specified inflation pressure page 205. If incorrect pressure values are saved,
the system may also not issue a warning even if the tyre inflation pressure
is too low.l

Tyre pressure monitoring

WARNING
The general information relating to the use of assistance systems must
be observed page 135, in section Introduction.
Having the correct tyre inflation pressure is always the driver's responsibility. Tyre inflation pressure must be checked regularly page 205.
The system cannot warn in case of very rapid tyre inflation pressure loss,
e.g. in case of sudden tyre damage.

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166
166

CAUTION
The tyre pressure values must be saved every 10,000 km or once annually in
order to ensure correct system functioning.

The tyre pressure monitoring function (hereinafter referred to as the system)


monitors the tyre pressure while driving.
If the tyre inflation pressure changes, the warning light lights up in the instrument cluster and an audible signal is heard.
Information on the procedure for the notification of a change in tyre inflation
pressure page 35.
The system can only function properly if the tyres have the prescribed inflation
pressure and these pressure values are stored in the system.

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Saving tyre pressure values and infotainment display


Fig. 183
Button for storing the pressure
values/example of the display:
the system indicates a pressure
change in the front-right tyre

Read and observe

on page 165 first.

Inflate all tyres to the prescribed pressure.


Switch on the ignition.
Press and hold Fig. 184 the symbol key.
The warning light lights up in the instrument cluster.
An acoustic signal sounds and the warning light goes out - this indicates that
the tyre pressure values have been saved.

Release the symbol key .

Read and observe

on page 165 first.

Inflate all tyres to the prescribed pressure.


Switch on the ignition.
Infotainment switches on.
Press the button in the Infotainment and then in the display the function
keys one after the other , Vehicle status.

Using the function keys, select the menu item Tyre Pressure Loss Indicator.

Press the function key SET Fig. 183 button.


Follow the instructions that appear on the display.
A message in the display provides information about the storage of the tyre
pressure values.
Note
When warning light lights up in the instrument cluster, the affected tyre can
be displayed in Infotainment Fig. 183.

Saving tyre pressure values by pressing a button


Fig. 184
Button for storing the pressure
values

166 Driving

Note
Operation and maintenance of the tow hitch page 186.
The towing vehicle by means of the detachable ball rod page 222.
If the towing device is removed completely, it must be replaced with the
original reinforcement of the rear bumper which is part of the mount for the
towing eye.

Hitch and trailer

Hitch

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Description
Adjusting the ready position
Correctly adjusted ready position
Assembling the bar ball Step 1
Assembling the bar ball Step 2
Check proper fitting
Removing the bar ball Step 1
Removing the bar ball Step 2
Mount accessories

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168
168
169
169
170
170
171
171

Description

The maximum trailer drawbar load is 75 kg.


For vehicles with all-wheel drive, the maximum trailer nose weight is 80 kg.

Fig. 185 Support for the hitch equipment / ball bar / key (Version 1 and 2)

With G-TEC-vehicles, the maximum trailer drawbar load is 56 kg .

The draw bar load information on the type plate of the towing device is merely
a test value for the towing device. The vehicle-specific information is detailed
in the vehicle documents.

The ball rod can be removed and is located in the spare wheel well or in a compartment for the spare wheel in the luggage compartment.

WARNING
Before each time you make a journey when using the ball rod, check that
it is seated correctly and is secured in the mounting recess.
Do not use the ball rod if it is not correctly inserted into the mounting recess and secured.
Do not use the towing hitch if it is damaged or if there are parts missing.
Do not perform any modifications or changes to the towing device.
Keep the mounting recess of the towing device clean at all times. Such
dirt prevents the ball rod from being attached securely!
CAUTION
Take care when using the ball rod - there is a risk of paint damage to the
bumper.
When the ball rod is removed always place the cover onto the mounting recess - there is a danger of soiling the mounting recess.

Read and observe

and

on page 167 first.

The hitch comes with two key versions. The handling of the hitch is identical
for the two key versions. The difference is only in the key version.
Support for the towing device and tow bar Fig. 185
1 13-pin power socket
2 Safety eye
3 Mounting recess
4 Cap
5 Dust cap
6 Ball rod
7 Operating lever
8 Lock cap
9 Trigger pin
10 Lock
11 Locking ball

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167

12
13

Turn key

A in the direction of arrow 1 so that the red marking is pointing


upwards Fig. 186.

Key Version 1
Key Version 2

Note
If you lose the key, please get in touch with a specialist garage.

Adjusting the ready position

Gear 1 Step - applies to the key version 2


Remove the cap from the lock
Insert key B into the lock so that the eye of the key is pointing downwards.
Turn the key in the direction of arrow B 2 so that the conclusions release
shows up Fig. 186.
Gear 2 Step - applies to both key versions
Grip the tow bar below the protective cap.
Push release pin C in the direction of arrow 3 to the stop, and simultaneously push operating lever D in the direction of arrow 4 to the stop
Fig. 187.
Operating lever D remains locked in this position.

Correctly adjusted ready position


Fig. 186 Gear 1 Step: Key Version 1 / key Version 2
Fig. 187
Step 2: Both key versions

Fig. 188 Ready position: Key Version 1 / key Version 2 / position of the
lever and the release bolt with two key versions

Read and observe

and

on page 167 first.

The ball rod must be set to the ready position prior to installation page 168,
Correctly adjusted ready position.
If it is not in the ready position, then it must be set to the ready position as
follows.
Gear 1 Step - applies to the key version 1
Remove the cap from the lock
Insert key A into the lock so that the green marking is pointing upwards.

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Read and observe

and

on page 167 first.

Correctly adjusted standby position Fig. 188


Applies to key version 1 - the red marking on key A is pointing upwards.
Applies to key version 2 - the eye of the key B is pointing upwards.
Operating lever C is locked in the lower position.
The trigger pin D can be moved.
The ball bar is thus set ready for installation.

CAUTION
In the ready position, the key cannot be removed nor turned into a different
position.

Assembling the bar ball Step 2

Assembling the bar ball Step 1

Fig. 190 Lock lock: Key Version 1 / key Version 2


Fig. 191
Place cap on the lock

Fig. 189 Insert ball rod / trigger bolt in the extended state

Read and observe

and

on page 167 first.

Insert ball rod - applies to both key versions


Remove the cover for the mounting recess 4 Fig. 185 on page 167 in a
downwards direction.
Adjust the ball rod to the ready position page 168.
Grip the tow bar from underneath Fig. 189 and insert into the mounting recess in arrow direction 1 until you hear it click into place .

Read and observe

and

on page 167 first.

The lever A automatically turns upwards in the direction of arrow 2 and the
release pin B pops out (both its red and green parts are visible) .

To begin with, follow the first step for the ball rod assembly page 169.

If lever A does not turn automatically, or if the release pin B does not pop
out, remove the ball rod from the mounting recess by turning lever A downwards as far as it can go. Clean the contact surfaces on the ball rod and the
mounting recess.

Turn key

WARNING
Keep your hands outside the lever's range of motion when attaching the
ball rod risk of finger injuries!
Never attempt to pull the operating lever violently upwards to turn the
key. Doing so would mean the ball rod is not attached correctly!

Applies to the key version 1


A in the direction of arrow 1 so that the green marking is pointing
upwards Fig. 190.
Remove the key in the direction of the arrow 2 .
Applies to key version 2
Turn the key B in the direction of arrow 3 so that the conclusions release
points down Fig. 190.
Remove the key in the direction of the arrow 4 .
Applies to both key versions
Fit and press cap C onto the lock in the direction of arrow 5 Fig. 191.
Check that the ball rod is securely attached page 170, Check proper fitting.

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CAUTION
After removing the key, always replace the cover on the lock there is a risk of
the lock getting dirty.

Removing the bar ball Step 1


Fig. 193
Remove the cap from the lock

Check proper fitting


Fig. 192
Correctly connected tow bar

Read and observe

and

on page 167 first.

Before each use of the ball rod, check that it is attached properly.
Correctly secured ball head Fig. 192
The ball rod does not come off the mounting recess even after strong
shaking.
Operating lever A is as far up as possible.
The release pin B is completely exposed (both its red and green parts are
visible).
The key is removed.
The cap B is on the hand-wheel.
WARNING
Do not use the towing device unless the ball rod was properly locked!

Fig. 194 Unlock lock: Key version 1 / key version 2

Read and observe

and

on page 167 first.

Applies to both key versions


Remove the cover A from the lock in the direction of the arrow 1 Fig. 193.
Applies to key version 1
Insert key B into the lock in the direction of arrow 2 so that the green
marking is pointing upwards.
Turn key B in the direction of arrow 3 so that the red marking is pointing
upwards Fig. 194.
Applies to key version 2
Insert key C into the lock in the direction of arrow 4 so that the eye of the
key is pointing downwards.
Turn key C in the direction of arrow 5 so that the eye of the key is pointing
upwards Fig. 194.

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WARNING
Never remove the tow bar while the trailer is still coupled.
Note
We recommend putting the protective cover onto the ball head before removing the tow bar.

The ball rod is released in this position and falls freely into the hand. If it does
not fall freely into the hand, use your other hand to push it upwards.
At the same time, the ball rod latches into the ready position and is therefore
ready to be re-fitted .

Place the cap

Removing the bar ball Step 2


Fig. 195
Release ball bar

4 Fig. 185 on page 167 onto the mounting recess.

WARNING
Never allow the ball rod to remain unsecured in the boot. This could cause
damage to the boot upon sudden braking, and could put the safety of the
occupants at risk.
CAUTION
If lever B is held firmly and not pushed downwards to the stop, it will move
back up after the ball rod is removed and will not latch into the ready position.
The ball rod will then need to be brought into this position before the next
time it is fitted page 168, Adjusting the ready position.
Store the ball rod in the box in the ready position and with the key facing upwards - otherwise there is a risk of damage to the key!
Do not use excessive force when handling the operating lever (e.g. do not
climb on it)!

Read and observe

and

on page 167 first.

To begin with, follow the first step for the ball rod assembly page 170.
Release ball head - applies to both key versions
Grasp the ball rod from below Fig. 195.
Push release pin A in the direction of arrow 1 to the stop, and simultaneously push operating lever B in the direction of arrow 2 to the stop .

Note
Remove any dirt from the ball rod before stowing it away in the box with the
vehicle tool kit.

Mount accessories
Fig. 196
Depiction of the maximum permissible protrusion of the ball
head of the towing hitch and of
the permissible total weight of
the accessory including the load,
depending on the load centre of
gravity

Read and observe

and

on page 167 first.

An accessory (e.g. bicycle carrier) can be mounted on the ball head of the towing hitch.
If this accessory is used, the maximum permissible protrusion of the ball head
of the towing hitch and the permissible total weight of the accessory including
the load must be observed.
The maximum permissible protrusion of the ball head of the towing hitch is
70 cm Fig. 196.

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The total permitted weight of the accessory including load changes with increasing distance of the load centre of gravity from the ball head of the towing
hitch.
Distance of the load
centre of gravity from
the ball head

Permissible total weight of the accessory, including load


Fig. 196

Vehicles with front-wheel drive

Vehicles with four-wheel drive

G-TEC vehicles

75 kg
75 kg
35 kg
0 kg

75 kg
75 kg
35 kg
0 kg

56 kg
56 kg
28 kg
0 kg

0 cm
30 cm
60 cm
70 cm

B
C
D

WARNING
Never exceed the permissible gross weight of the accessory including
load - there is a risk of damaging the towing device.
Never exceed the permissible protrusion of the ball head including towing
device - there is a risk of damaging the towing device.

Attaching and detaching trailers

Fig. 197
Swivel out the 13-pin power
socket, safety eyelet

Note
We recommend that you use accessories from KODA Original Accessories.

Trailer

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Attaching and detaching trailers
Loading a trailer
Trailer load
Trailer operation
Anti-theft alarm system
The trailer can be hitched to the ball head of the towing device.

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173
173
176
177

Connect and disconnect


Fit the ball rod.
Grip the 13-pin socket at point A and swing out in the direction of the arrow
Fig. 197.
Lift off protective cap 5 Fig. 185 on page 167 .
Place the trailer onto the ball head.
Plug the trailer cable into 13-pin socket A Fig. 197.
If the trailer that is to be towed has a 7-pin connector, you can use a suitable
adapter from KODA Original Accessories.

Hook the breakaway cable of the trailer to the security eyelet

B.

The breakaway cable of the trailer must sag in all trailer positions relative to
the vehicle (sharp curves, reversing and the like).
Uncoupling takes place in reverse order.

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Driving

Exterior mirrors
You should have additional exterior mirrors fitted if you are not able to see the
traffic behind the trailer with the standard rear-view mirrors.

WARNING (Continued)
After attaching the trailer and connecting the power socket, check that
the rear lights on the trailer are working correctly.
Never use the safety eye to tow a vehicle!

Headlights
The front of the vehicle may lift up when a trailer is being towed and the headlights may dazzle other road users.

CAUTION
Improperly connected trailer electrical installations may cause malfunction of
the entire vehicle electronics.

Adjust the headlights using the headlight beam control page 68, Operating
the lights1).

Note
The total power consumption of all the connected consumers on the trailer
must not exceed 350 watts.
Coat the ball head of the towing device with a suitable grease whenever
necessary.

Power to the trailer power grid


For the electrical connection between the vehicle and trailer, the trailer's power supply is provided by the vehicle.

The power supply works with ignition on or off.


With the ignition off, the battery of the towing vehicle is discharged by activated consumers.

Loading a trailer

At low charge state of the vehicle battery power to the trailer is interrupted.

Distribution of the cargo


Distribute the cargo in the trailer in such a way that heavy items are located as
close to the trailer axle as possible. Secure the items from slipping.

WARNING
Improperly connected trailer electrical installations may cause accidents
or serious injury due to electric shock.
Work on the electrical system must only be carried out by specialist garages.
Never directly connect the trailer's electrical system with the electrical
connections for the tail lights or other current sources.

The distribution of the weight is very poor if your vehicle is unladen and the
trailer is laden. Drive at a particularly low speed if you cannot avoid driving
with this combination.
Tyre pressure
Correct the tyre inflation pressure on the vehicle for a full load page 205.
WARNING
Sliding cargo can significantly adversely affect stability and driving safety risk of accident!

Trailer load
The permissible trailer load must not be exceeded under any circumstances.

1)

Applies to vehicles with xenon headlights.

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Permissible trailer load - Octavia


Engine
1.2 l/63 kW TSI
1.2 l/81 kW TSI
1.4 l/81 kW TSI G-TEC
1.4 l/110 kW TSI
1.6 l/81 kW MPI

1.8 l/132 kW TSI


1.6 l/66 kW TDI CR

1.6 l/81 kW TDI CR

2.0 l/105 kW TDI CR

2.0 l/110 kW TDI CR


2.0 l/135 kW TDI CR
a)

Transmission

Permissible trailer load, braked (kg)


Gradients of up to 12%
Gradients of up to 8%a)

Permissible trailer load, unbraked (kg)

MG
MG
DSG
MG
MG
DSG
MG
AG
MG
DSG

1100
1300
1300
1400
1500
1500
1100
1100
1600
1600

1300
1500
1500
1700
1800
1800
1300
1300
1800
1800

610
610
620
690
620
630
600
620
650
660

DSG 4x4
MG
MG5
MG6
MG 4x4
DSG
MG
DSG
MG
MG 4x4
DSG
DSG 4x4

1600
1400
1500
1000
1700
1500
1600
1600
1600
2000
1600
1800

1800
1700
1800
1300
2000
1800
1800
1800
1800
2000
1800
2000

710
640
650
640
700
650
660
670
660
710
670
730

Only valid for some countries.

Permissible trailer load - Octavia RS


Engine
2.0 l/162 kW TSI

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Transmission
MG
DSG

Permissible trailer load, braked (kg)


Gradients of up to 12 %
Gradients of up to 8%a)
1600
1600

1800
1800

Permissible trailer load, unbraked (kg)


710
720

Engine
2.0 l/169 kW TSI

2.0 l/135 kW TDI CR


a)

Transmission

Permissible trailer load, braked (kg)


Gradients of up to 12 %
Gradients of up to 8%a)

Permissible trailer load, unbraked (kg)

MG

1600

1800

720

DSG
MG

1600
1600

1800
1800

730
720

DSG
DSG 4x4

1600
1800

1800
2000

730
750

Only valid for some countries.

Permissible trailer load - Octavia Combi


Engine
1.2 l/63 kW TSI
1.2 l/81 kW TSI
1.4 l/81 kW TSI G-TEC
1.4 l/110 kW TSI
1.6 l/81 kW MPI

1.8 l/132 kW TSI


1.6 l/66 kW TDI CR

1.6 l/81 kW TDI CR

2.0 l/105 kW TDI CR

Transmission
MG
MG
DSG
MG
MG
DSG
MG
AG
MG
DSG
DSG 4x4
MG
MG5
MG6
MG 4x4
DSG
MG
DSG

Permissible trailer load, braked (kg)


Gradients of up to 12 %
Gradients of up to 8%a)
1100
1300
1300
1400
1500
1500
1100
1100
1600
1600
1600
1400
1500
1000
1700
1500
1600
1600

1300
1500
1500
1700
1800
1800
1300
1300
1800
1800
1800
1700
1800
1300
2000
1800
1800
1800

Permissible trailer load, unbraked (kg)


620
620
630
700
630
640
610
620
660
670
720
650
660
640
710
660
670
680

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Engine

Transmission

Permissible trailer load, braked (kg)


Gradients of up to 12 %
Gradients of up to 8%a)

Permissible trailer load, unbraked (kg)

MG

1600

1800

670

2.0 l/110 kW TDI CR

MG 4x4
DSG

2000
1600

2000
1800

720
680

2.0 l/135 kW TDI CR

DSG 4x4

1800

2000

730

a)

Only valid for some countries.

Permissible trailer load - Octavia Combi RS


Engine
2.0 l/162 kW TSI
2.0 l/169 kW TSI

2.0 l/135 kW TDI CR


a)

Transmission
MG
DSG
MG
DSG
MG
DSG
DSG 4x4

Permissible trailer load, braked (kg)


Gradients of up to 12 %
Gradients of up to 8%a)
1600
1600
1600
1600
1600
1600
1800

1800
1800
1800
1800
1800
1800
2000

Permissible trailer load, unbraked (kg)


720
730
730
740
730
740
750

Only valid for some countries.

Permissible trailer load - Octavia Combi Scout


Engine
1.8 l/132 kW TSI
2.0 l/110 kW TDI CR
2.0 l/135 kW TDI CR
a)

Transmission
DSG 4x4
MG 4x4
DSG 4x4

Permissible trailer load, braked (kg)


Gradients of up to 12 %
Gradients of up to 8%a)
1600
2000
1800

1800
2000
2000

WARNING
The maximum permissible axle and drawbar load and the permissible
weight of the trailer must not be exceeded - risk of accident!

Trailer operation

Permissible trailer load, unbraked (kg)


750
750
750

Only valid for some countries.

Driving speed
For safety reasons, do not drive faster than 80 km/h when hitching a trailer.
Immediately reduce your speed as soon as even the slightest swaying of the
trailer is detected. Never attempt to stop the trailer from swaying by accelerating.

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Brakes
Apply the brakes in good time! If the trailer is fitted with a trailer brake, apply
the brakes gently at first, then brake firmly. This will avoid brake jolts resulting
from the trailer wheels locking.
On downhill sections shift down a gear in good time to also use the engine as
a brake.
WARNING
Always drive particularly carefully with the trailer.
CAUTION
If you tow a trailer frequently, you should also have your vehicle inspected between service intervals.

Anti-theft alarm system


If the vehicle is locked, the alarm is activated when the electrical connection to
the trailer is interrupted.
Always switch off the anti-theft alarm system before a trailer is coupled or uncoupled page 58.
Conditions for including a trailer in the anti-theft alarm system.
The vehicle is factory-fitted with an anti-theft alarm system and a towing
device.
The trailer is electrically connected to the towing vehicle by means of the
trailer socket.
The electrical system of the vehicle and trailer is functional.
The vehicle is locked and the anti-theft alarm system is activated.
CAUTION
For technical reasons, trailers with rear LED lights cannot be connected to the
anti-theft alarm system.

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For the sake of the environment


Technical documents regarding changes carried out on the vehicle must be
kept by the vehicle user, in order to be handed over to the recyclers later. This
ensures that vehicle recycling is in accordance with environmental regulations.

General Maintenance
Care and maintenance
Service work, adjustments and technical alterations

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Vehicle operation in different weather conditions
Statutory checks
KODA Service Partners
KODA Original parts
KODA Original accessories
Spoiler
Component protection
Airbags
Acceptance and recycling of used vehicles

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180
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The instructions and guidelines from KODA AUTO a.s. must be observed when
carrying out any modifications, repairs or technical alterations to your vehicle.
Adhering to these instructions and guidelines helps ensure road safety and
helps keep your vehicle in a good technical condition. After carrying out modifications, repairs or technical alterations, the vehicle will comply with German
road transport regulations (StVO).
Always consult a KODA Partner page 179before buying accessories or
parts, or before carrying out any modifications, repairs or technical alterations
to your vehicle.
WARNING
Work on your vehicle, which have been carried out unprofessionally, can
cause operational faults risk of accident!
Interference on the electronic components and their software can lead to
operational faults. This interference can also impair not directly affected
systems because of the networking of the electronic components. The operational safety of the vehicle may be at significant risk and can lead to increased wear of parts.

178 General Maintenance

Note
We recommend only having these modifications, repairs and technical
changes performed by a specialist garage.
Any damage caused by technical alterations made without the approval of
the manufacturer is excluded from the warranty Service schedule.
The KODA Partner accepts no liability for products that have not been approved by KODA AUTO a.s. even though these may be products with an operational approval or that have been approved by a government testing institute.
We advise you only to use KODA Original Accessories and KODA Original
Parts which have been expressly approved for use on your vehicle. Reliability,
safety and suitability for your vehicle are guaranteed with these.
KODA Original Accessories and KODA Original Parts can be purchased from
KODA Partners, who will also perform the professional assembly of the purchased parts.

Vehicle operation in different weather conditions

Read and observe

on page 178 first.

If you would like to operate your vehicle in countries other than those with its
intended weather conditions, please contact a KODA Partner.
He or she will advise you if certain precautions need to be taken to ensure the
full functioning of the vehicle or to prevent damage.
This relates to the coolant, the battery replacement etc.

Statutory checks

Read and observe

on page 178 first.

Many countries have legislation requiring the operational reliability and roadworthiness and/or exhaust gas properties of a vehicle to be tested at specific
intervals. These tests can be carried out by workshops or testing stations that
have been legally authorized for this purpose.

The KODA Service Partners are up-to-date on the legally required tests and
will prepare the vehicle for the tests as part of a service operation if required,
or will be responsible for carrying out these tests. The specialist garages can
carry out the specified tests directly if required by the customer if they are authorised to do so. This saves you time and money.
Even if you want to take your vehicle to an officially approved test centre for
prior checking in preparation of a legally required test, we recommend that you
consult the service consultant of your KODA Service Partner beforehand.
Based on their appraisal, the service consultant will tell you which areas you
should focus on in order to ensure that your vehicle will pass the technical test
without any problems. This allows you to avoid additional expenses resulting
from a possible subsequent test.

KODA Service Partners

Read and observe

on page 178 first.

KODA Service Partners feature modern, specially developed tools and equipment. Here, trained specialists have access to a comprehensive range of
KODA Original Parts and KODA Original Accessories for carrying out modifications, repairs and technical alterations.
All KODA service partners operate according to the most recent guidelines
and instructions from KODA AUTO a.s. All service and repair work is therefore
carried out on time and at the appropriate quality. Adhering to these instructions and guidelines helps ensure road safety and helps keep your vehicle in a
good technical condition.
KODA Service Partners are therefore properly prepared to service your vehicle
and to provide quality work. We therefore advise you to have all modifications,
repairs and technical alterations to your vehicle carried out by a KODA Service
Partner.

KODA Original parts

Read and observe

on page 178 first.

We recommend the use of KODA Genuine Parts for your vehicle, as these
parts are approved by KODA AUTO a.s.. They correspond precisely to the
KODA AUTO a.s. regulations with regard to design, dimensional accuracy and
material, and are identical to the components used in series production.

KODA AUTO a.s. is able to vouch for the safety, suitability and long service life
of these products. We therefore recommend that you only use KODA Genuine
Parts.
KODA AUTO a.s. supplies the market with a complete range of KODA Genuine Parts - not only while the model is still in production but for at least 15
years after the end of series production for wear parts and at least 10 years
after the end of series production for all other vehicle parts.
KODA Service Partners are liable for any defects of KODA Genuine Parts for
a period of 2 years after sale in accordance with the materials defect liability,
unless agreed otherwise in the purchase agreement. You should keep the approved warranty certificate and the invoices for these components for this period of time, so that the commencement of the term can be verified.
Body repairs
KODA vehicles are designed such that if any damage occurs to the body, it is
only necessary to replace those parts that are actually damaged.
However, before you decide to have damaged body parts replaced, you should
first of all contact your specialist garage to determine whether or not the parts
can also be repaired. Repairs to body parts are usually cheaper.

KODA Original accessories

Read and observe

on page 178 first.

If you wish to fit accessories to your vehicle, you should remember the following:
We recommend that you use KODA Genuine Accessories in your vehicle.
KODA AUTO a.s. has selected these accessories to ensure that they are reliable, safe and suitable for your particular vehicle. Although we constantly monitor the market, we are not able to assess or vouch for other products even
though in some instances such parts may have operational approval or may
have been approved by a nationally recognised testing laboratory.
All accessory products are subjected to a challenging process in the areas of
technical development (technical testing) and quality inspection (customer
testing), and the product only becomes a KODA Genuine Accessory if all tests
are passed.
Our KODA Genuine Accessories service also includes expert advice and professional fitting if required by the customer.

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KODA Service Partners are liable for any defects of KODA Genuine Accessories for a period of 2 years after installation or delivery in accordance with the
materials defect liability, unless agreed otherwise in the purchase agreement
or any other agreements. You should keep the approved warranty certificate
and the invoices for these accessories for this period of time, so that the commencement of the term can be verified.
KODA Service Partners also stock a range of suitable car care products and all
parts that are subject to natural wear-and-tear, such as tyres, batteries, bulbs
and wiper blades.
Note
The accessories authorized by the company KODA AUTO a.s. will be offered
by the KODA Partners in all countries where the company KODA AUTO a.s.
has a sales and after-sales service network. This will usually be in the form of a
printed catalogue of KODA Genuine Accessories, in the form of separate printed brochures or in the form of KODA Genuine Accessories on the KODA
Partner websites.

Spoiler

Read and observe

Component protection

If your new vehicle is fitted with a spoiler on the front bumper in combination
with the spoiler on the luggage compartment lid, the following instructions
must be adhered to.
For safety reasons, the vehicle must only be fitted with a spoiler on the front
bumper in combination with the associated spoiler on the luggage compartment lid.
This kind of spoiler cannot be left on the front bumper either on its own, in
combination with another spoiler not on the luggage compartment lid or in
combination with an unsuitable spoiler on the luggage compartment lid.
We recommend that you consult the KODA Service Partner for any repairs
to or replacement, addition or removal of spoilers.
WARNING
If work on your vehicle's spoilers is not carried out properly, this can lead
to operational faults - risk of accident and serious injuries.
If a front spoiler, full wheel trim, etc. is mounted retrospectively, it must
be ensured that the air supply to the front wheel brakes is not reduced.
The front brakes may overheat which can have a negative impact on the
functioning of the braking system risk of accident!

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on page 178 first.

Some electronic vehicle components (such as the instrument cluster) are factory-equipped with component protection.
Component protection has been developed as a protection mechanism for the
following situations.
Impairment of factory- or garage-fitted electronic components after installation in another vehicle (for example, after a theft).
Impairment of electronic components used outside the vehicle.
The possibility of a legitimate installation or change of electronic components for repairs at a specialist garage.
The activated component protection can be realized by functional limitations
of the specific electronic component. Seek help from a specialist garage.

Airbags

on page 178 first.

Read and observe

Read and observe

on page 178 first.

WARNING
Modifications, repairs and technical alterations that have been carried out
unprofessionally can cause damage and operational faults, and can also seriously impair the effectiveness of the airbag system risk of accident and
fatal injury!
A change to the vehicle's wheel suspension, including the use of non-approved wheels and tire combinations, can alter the functioning of the airbag system - risk of accident and fatal injury!

WARNING
Information on the use of the airbag system
Never install any airbag parts into the vehicle that have been removed
from old cars or have been recycled.
Never install damaged airbag parts in the vehicle. The airbags may then
not be triggered properly or not at all in the event of an accident.

WARNING
No modifications of any kind must be made to parts of the airbag system.
Any work on the airbag system including the installation and removal of
system components due to other repair work (e.g. removal of the steering
wheel) must only be carried out by a specialist garage.
Never make any changes to the front bumper or the bodywork.
It is prohibited to manipulate individual parts of the airbag system, as this
might result in the airbag being deployed.
The protective function of the airbag system is sufficient for only one accident. The airbag system must then be replaced if the airbag has been deployed.

WARNING
The airbag system operates using pressure sensors located in the front
doors. For this reason, no adjustments may be carried out to the doors or
door panels (e.g. installation of additional loudspeakers). Resulting damage
can have a negative impact on the function of the airbag system. Any work
on the front doors and their door panels must be carried out by a specialist
garage. The following guidelines must be observed.
Never drive with inner door panels removed.
Never drive if parts of the inner door panel have been removed and the
resulting openings have not been properly sealed.
Never drive if the loudspeakers in the doors have been removed, unless
the loudspeaker openings have been properly sealed.
Always make sure that the openings are covered or filled if additional
loudspeakers or other equipment parts have been installed in the inner
door panels.

Acceptance and recycling of used vehicles

Read and observe

on page 178 first.

KODA meets the requirements of the brand and its products with regard to
protecting the environment and the preserving resources. All new KODA vehicles are 95% recyclable.
Note
You can find more detailed information about the trade-in and recycling of old
cars from a specialist garage.

Washing vehicle

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


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Washing by hand
Automatic car wash systems
Washing with a high-pressure cleaner

The best way to protect your vehicle against harmful environmental influences
is frequent washing.
The longer insect residues, bird droppings, road salt and other aggressive deposits remain on the paintwork of your vehicle, the more detrimental their destructive effect can be. High temperatures, such as those caused by intensive
sun's rays, accentuate this caustic effect.
It is essential to also thoroughly clean the underside of the vehicle at the end
of the winter.
WARNING
When washing your vehicle in the winter: Water and ice in the braking system can affect the braking efficiency risk of accident!
CAUTION
The temperature of the water used for cleaning must not exceed 60 C risk
of damaging the vehicle.
For the sake of the environment
Only wash the vehicle at washing bays intended for this purpose.

Washing by hand

Read and observe

and

on page 181 first.

Soak the dirt with plenty of water and rinse as well as possible.
Clean the vehicle with a soft sponge, a washing glove or a washing brush.
Work from the top to the bottom starting with the roof.
For stubborn dirt, agents specifically intended for this purpose are to be used.
Wash out the sponge or washing glove thoroughly at short intervals.

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Clean wheels, door sills and similar parts last. Use a second sponge for such
areas.

Maintain a sufficiently large distance to the parking aid sensors and soft materials such as rubber hoses or insulation material.

Give the vehicle a good rinse after washing it and dry it off using a chamois
leather.

CAUTION
The films should not be washed with any high-pressure cleaners - there is a
risk of damage page 183.
Do not aim the water jet directly at the lock cylinders or the door or opening
joints when washing the vehicle in the winter there is a risk of freezing.
The sensors of the parking aid can be sprayed only for a short time and there
must be a minimum distance of 10 cm - there is a risk of damage.

WARNING
Protect your hands and arms from sharp-edged metal parts when cleaning
the underfloor or the inside of the wheel housings or the wheel trims risk
of cuts!

CAUTION
Only apply slight pressure when cleaning the vehicle's paintwork.
Do not wash your vehicle in bright sunlight risk of paint damage.

Automatic car wash systems

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on page 181 first.

The usual precautionary measures must be taken before washing the vehicle
in an automatic car wash system (e.g. closing the windows and the sliding/tilting roof etc.).
If your vehicle is fitted with any particular attached parts, such as a spoiler,
roof rack system, two-way radio aerial etc., it is best to consult the operator of
the car wash system beforehand.
After an automatic wash with wax treatment, the lips of the wipers should be
cleaned with cleaning agents specially designed for the purpose, and then degreased.
CAUTION
Before driving through a car wash fold in the exterior mirrors - there is a risk of
damage.

Washing with a high-pressure cleaner

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When washing the vehicle with a high-pressure cleaner, the instructions for
use of the equipment must be observed. This applies in particular to the pressure used and to the spraying distance.

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Cleaning vehicle exterior

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Vehicle paint work
Films
Plastic parts
Rubber seals
Chrome and anodized parts
Windows and external mirrors
Headlight glasses
Camera lens
Door closing cylinder
Cavity protection
Jack
Wheels
Towing hitch and mounting recess
Under-body protection
Wiper blades

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We recommend using vehicle care products from KODA Original Accessories.


These are available from KODA Partners. The usage instructions on the package must be observed.

WARNING
Vehicle care products may be harmful to your health if not used according
to the instructions.
Always keep the vehicle care products safe from people who are not completely independent, e.g. children - there is a danger of poisoning!
Protect your hands and arms from sharp-edged metal parts when cleaning the underfloor, the inside of the wheel housings or the wheel trims
risk of cuts!

CAUTION
Do not use any insect sponges, rough kitchen sponges or similar cleaning
products risk of damaging the paintwork surface.
Cleaner that contain solvents can damage the material being cleaned.

Note
Due to the special tools and knowledge required, and to avoid any potential
problems with the cleaning and care of your vehicle's exterior, we recommend
that the cleaning and care of your vehicle be carried out by a KODA Service
Partner.

Vehicle paint work

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and

on page 183 first.

Preserving the vehicle paintwork


Thorough wax treatment is an effective way of protecting the paintwork from
harmful environmental influences.
The vehicle must be treated with a high-quality hard wax polish at the latest,
when no more drops form on the clean paintwork.
A new layer of a high-quality hard wax polish can be applied to the clean bodywork after it has dried thoroughly.
Even if you use a wax preserver regularly we still recommend that you treat
the paintwork of the vehicle at least twice a year with hard wax.
Polishing
Polishing is necessary if the vehicle's paintwork has become unattractive and
if it is no longer possible to achieve a gloss with wax preservatives.
If the polish does not contain any preserving elements, the paint must be treated with a preservative afterwards.

CAUTION
Paint damage is to be repaired immediately.
Never apply wax to the windows.
Mat painted or plastic parts must not be treated with polishing products or
hard waxes.
Do not polish the paintwork in a dusty environment - risk of paint scratches.
Do not apply any paint care products to door seals or window guides.
If possible, do not apply any paint care products to parts of the bodywork
that come into contact with door seals or window guides.

Films

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on page 183 first.

Cleaning
Films (e.g. roof, decorative, protective films, etc.) must be cleaned more carefully than the vehicle paint.
The films may not be washed with a high-pressure cleaner.
Only wash the films with a soft cloth, mild soap solution and clean, warm water.
Service life
Environmental influences (e.g. sunlight, humidity, air pollution, rockfall) affect
the life of the films.
Sunlight may also affect the strength of the film colour.
Films will age and become brittle this is entirely normal; this is not a fault.
CAUTION
Never use aggressive cleaning agents or chemical solvents for the glued surfaces with films - there is a danger of film damage.
Never use dirty cloths or chemical solvents for the glued surfaces with films there is a danger of damaging the film.
In the winter months, do not use an ice scraper to remove ice and snow from
the areas with films. Do not use any other objects to remove frozen layers of
snow or ice risk of film damage.
Do not polish the films - risk of damage!
When transporting a load on the roof rack (e.g. roof box or similar), there is
an increased risk of film damage (e.g. of chipping from the secured load).

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Windows and external mirrors

Plastic parts

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on page 183 first.

Fig. 198
Fuel filler flap: Remove ice scraper

Clean plastic parts with a damp cloth.


If this method does not completely clean the plastic parts, use cleaning products specially designed for this purpose.
CAUTION
Do not use paint care products on plastic parts.

Rubber seals

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and

on page 183 first.

All door seals and window guides are factory-treated with a colourless matt
varnish layer to prevent the freezing of painted body parts and to protect
against driving noise.
CAUTION
Do not treat the door seals and window guides with any products.
Applying additional treatments to the seals can corrode the protective coating, and driving noise may occur.

Chrome and anodized parts

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and

on page 183 first.

First clean the chrome parts and anodized parts with a damp cloth and then
polish them with a soft, dry cloth.
If this method does not completely clean the parts, use cleaning products specially designed for this purpose.
CAUTION
Do not polish the chrome parts and anodized parts in a dusty environment risk of surface scratches.
Never use aggressive cleaning agents or chemical solvents for these parts there is risk of damage.

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and

on page 183 first.

Removing snow and ice


Use a plastic ice scraper for removing snow and ice from the windows and mirrors.
The ice scraper can be found on the inside of the fuel filler flap.

Open the fuel filler flap.


Slide out the ice scraper in the direction of the arrow Fig. 198.
Cleaning windows
Regularly clean windows from the inside with clean water.
Dry the glass surfaces with a clean chamois leather or a cloth intended for this
purpose.
CAUTION
Instructions for removing snow and ice
The ice scraper should not be moved forward and backward but in one direction to avoid any damage to the surface of the glass.
Snow or ice that is contaminated with coarse dirt such as fine gravel, sand or
salt must not be removed from the windows and mirrors there is a risk of
damage to the surface of the windows and mirrors.
Do not remove snow or ice from glass parts using warm or hot water risk of
cracks forming in the glass.
Make sure that when removing snow and ice from the windows, the labels
attached to the vehicle by the factory are not damaged.

CAUTION
Information for cleaning windows
Do not clean the inside of the windows with sharp-edged objects or corrosive and acidic cleaning agents there is a risk of damaging the heating elements or window aerial.
When drying the windows after washing the vehicle, do not use window
leathers that have been used to polish the bodywork. Residues of preservatives in the window leather can dirty the window and reduce visibility.

Headlight glasses

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on page 183 first.

CAUTION
The headlights are never to be wiped dry - there is a risk of damaging the
protective lacquer and the headlight glass subsequently developing cracks.
Do not use sharp objects to clean the glasses - there is a risk of damaging
the protective lacquer and the headlight glasses subsequently developing
cracks.
Do not use any aggressive cleaning or chemical solvent products to clean the
headlights risk of damaging the headlight lenses.

Camera lens
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on page 183 first.

Moisten the lens of the rear view camera first with clean water and then dry
with a dry cloth.
Remove the snow from the lens with a brush and the ice from the lens with
de-icing agents specifically developed for these purposes.
CAUTION
Remove snow or ice on the lens with warm or hot water - there is a risk of
damaging the lens.
Never use cleaners containing abrasive effect to clean the lens.
Never use pressurized water or steam jet to clean the lens.

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on page 183 first.

Specific products must be used for de-icing door lock cylinders.


CAUTION
Make sure that as little water as possible gets into the locking cylinder when
washing the vehicle - there is a risk of freezing the lock cylinder!

Cavity protection
and

Clean plastic front headlight lenses using clean, warm water and soap.

Door closing cylinder

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and

on page 183 first.

All the cavities of your vehicle which are at risk from corrosion are protected
for life by a layer of protective wax applied in the factory.
Wax protection does not require to be inspected or re-treated.
If any small amount of wax flow out of the cavities at high temperatures, these
must be removed with a plastic scraper and the stains cleaned using a petroleum cleaner.
WARNING
Safety regulations should be observed when using petroleum cleaner to remove wax risk of fire!

Jack

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and

on page 183 first.

The jack is maintenance-free.


If necessary, the moving parts of the jack should be lubricated with a suitable
lubricant.

Wheels

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and

on page 183 first.

Wheel rims
Also thoroughly wash the wheel rims when washing the vehicle on a regular
basis.

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Regularly remove salt and brake abrasion, otherwise the rim material will be
corroded.
Light alloy wheels
After washing thoroughly and treat the wheel rims with a protective product
for light alloy wheels.
For the treatment of wheel rims do not use products which may cause damage
to the paint on the rims.
CAUTION
Damage to the paint layer on the wheel rims must be touched up immediately.
Severe layers of dirt on the wheels can also result in wheel imbalance. This
may show itself in the form of a wheel vibration which is transmitted to the
steering wheel which, in certain circumstances, can cause premature wear of
the steering. This means it is necessary to remove the dirt.

Towing hitch and mounting recess

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and

on page 183 first.

We recommend having the protective coating underneath the vehicle and the
chassis checked preferably before the beginning of winter and at the end of
winter.
WARNING
Never use additional underbody protection or anti-corrosion agents for exhaust pipes, catalytic converters, diesel particle filters or heat shields.
When the engine reaches its operating temperature, these substances
might ignite - risk of fire!

Wiper blades

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The wiper blades can become soiled with wax residues after washing in automatic vehicle wash systems for example.

Seal the mounting recess with the cap to prevent any ingress of dirt.

Interior care

Include the protective cap when stowing away the ball rod to protect the boot
from getting contaminated.
CAUTION
Apply grease to the inner part of the mounting recess. Make sure you do not
remove any grease.

Under-body protection

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on page 183 first.

The underside of your vehicle is already permanently protected by the factory


against chemical and mechanical influences.
It is not possible to guarantee that the protective coating will not suffer any
damage as the vehicle is driven.

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on page 183 first.

Clean the wiper blades regularly with a glass cleaner. The wiper blades should
be cleaned with a sponge or cloth if they are heavily soiled by insect residues,
for example.

In the event of dirt, clean the interior surfaces of the mounting recess and
treat with a suitable preservative.
Always check the ball head before attaching a trailer. Apply suitable grease
where necessary.

and

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Natural leather
Artificial leather, materials and Alcantara
Seat covers
Safety belts

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We recommend using vehicle care products from KODA Original Accessories.


These are available from KODA Partners. The usage instructions on the package must be observed.

WARNING
Vehicle care products may be harmful to your health if not used according
to the instructions.
Always keep the vehicle care products safe from people who are not completely independent, e.g. children - there is a danger of poisoning!
Air fresheners and scents can be hazardous to heath when the temperature inside the vehicle is high.

CAUTION
Be sure to check clothing for colour-fastness to avoid any damage or visible
stains on the material (leather), panels and textiles.
Remove fresh stains such as those from ball-point pens, ink, lipstick, shoe
polish, etc., from the material (leather), panels and textiles as quickly as possible.
Do not attach scents or air fresheners to the dash panel there is a risk of
damage to the dash panel.
Do not attach any stickers to the filaments or glass antenna - there is risk of
damage.
Do not clean the roof panelling with a brush risk of damage to the surface
of the panelling.
Cleaner that contain solvents can damage the material being cleaned.
Apply only a small amount of the cleaning and care product.

Note
Due to the special tools and knowledge required, and to avoid any potential
problems with the cleaning and care of the interior of your vehicle, we recommend that cleaning and care of the interior of your vehicle be carried out by a
KODA service partner.

Natural leather

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on page 187 first.

The leather needs, depending on the strain placed on it, regular cleaning and
maintenance.
Dust and dirt in pores and creases cause abrasions on the surface and lead to
premature embrittlement of the leather surface. Therefore, they must be removed regularly at short intervals with a cloth or vacuum cleaner.

Clean severely soiled areas with a cloth soaked in a mild soap solution (2 tablespoons of neutral soap to 1 litre of water).
To remove stains, use a cleaning agent specially designed for this purpose.
Treat the leather periodically with a suitable leather protector and use a skin
care cream with light blocker and impregnation after each cleaning.
CAUTION
Ensure that no part of the leather is soaked through during cleaning and that
no water gets into the seams. Otherwise, the leather could become brittle or
cracked.
Avoid leaving the vehicle for lengthy periods in bright sunlight to avoid the
leather from bleaching. If the vehicle is parked in the open for lengthy periods,
protect the leather from direct sunlight by covering it.
The use of an additional mechanical steering wheel lock may damage the
leather surface of the steering wheel.
Some clothing materials, e.g. dark denim, do not have sufficient colour fastness. This can cause damage or clearly visible discolouration to seat covers,
even when used correctly. This applies particularly to light-coloured seat covers. This does not relate to a fault in the seat cover, but rather to poor colour
fastness of the clothing textiles.
Sharp-edged objects on items of clothing such as zip fasteners, rivets, sharpedged belts etc may leave permanent scratches or signs of rubbing on the surface or damage these. Such damage cannot be subsequently recognised as a
justified complaint.

Note
During the use of the vehicle, minor visible changes can occur on the leather
parts of the covers (e. g wrinkles or creases as a result of the stress of the covers).

Artificial leather, materials and Alcantara

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on page 187 first.

Artificial leather
Clean artificial leather with a damp cloth.
If this method does not completely clean the artificial leather, use a mild soap
solution or cleaning products specially designed for this purpose.

Clean soiled leather surfaces with a water-dampened cotton or woollen cloth


and then dry with a clean, dry cloth .
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Fabric
Clean upholstery cover materials and cloth trims on doors, luggage compartment cover, etc. using specific cleaning agents, e.g., dry foam.
Use a soft sponge, brush, or commercially available microfibre cloth.
Use a cloth and a cleaning agent specifically designed for this purpose to clean
the roof trim.
Remove any lumps on the cover fabric and any fabric residue using a brush.
Remove stubborn hair using a cleaning glove.
Alcantara
Dust and dirt in pores, creases and seams may chafe and damage the surface.
Therefore, they must be removed regularly at short intervals with a cloth or
vacuum cleaner.
Minor changes in colour caused by use are normal.
CAUTION
For Alcantara seat covers, do not use any solvents, floor wax, shoe cream,
stain remover, leather cleaners or similar agents.
Avoid leaving the vehicle in bright sunlight for long periods of time in order
to stop the artificial leather, materials or Alcantara from bleaching. During extended periods of standing outdoors, protect artificial leather, fabrics or Alcantara by covering.
Some clothing materials, e.g. dark denim, do not have sufficient colour fastness. This can cause damage or clearly visible discolouration to seat covers,
even when used correctly. This applies particularly to light-coloured seat covers. This does not relate to a fault in the seat cover, but rather to poor colour
fastness of the clothing textiles.

Seat covers

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Electrically heated seats


Use a specific cleaning agent such as dry foam or similar to clean the covers.
.
Seats without seat heating
Thoroughly vacuum the seat covers with a vacuum cleaner before cleaning.
Clean the seat covers with a damp cloth or cleaning products specially designed for this purpose.

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Indented points arising on the fabrics by everyday use, can be removed by


brushing against the direction of hair with a damp brush.
Always clean all parts of the covers, so that there are no visible edges. Then
allow the seat to dry completely.
CAUTION
Do not clean the covers of electrically heated seats either with water or with
other liquids - there is a risk of damaging the seat heating system.
Regularly remove dust from the seat covers using a vacuum cleaner.
Electrically heated seats must not be dried after cleaning by switching on the
heater.
Do not sit on wet seats - risk of seat deformation.
Always clean the seats from seam to seam.

Safety belts

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Wash dirty seat belts with mild soapy water.


Remove coarse dirt with a soft brush.
WARNING
The seat belts must not be removed for cleaning.
Never clean the seat belts chemically as chemical cleaning products could
destroy the fabric.
The seat belts must not be allowed to come into contact with corrosive
liquids (e.g. acids).
The seat belts must be fully dried before being rolled up.

Petrol and diesel refuelling

Inspecting and replenishing


Fuel

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Petrol and diesel refuelling
Lead-free petrol
Diesel fuel
Refuelling with CNG (compressed natural gas)
CNG

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The correct fuels for your vehicle are specified on the inside of the fuel filler
flap Fig. 199 on page 189.

Fig. 199 Open fuel filler flap/unscrew tank cap/place the tank cap on the
fuel filler flap
Fig. 200
Fuel filler tube on vehicles with
diesel engines

WARNING
The operating instructions of the refuelling system must always be followed.
Do not smoke when refuelling and do not use a mobile phone.
The fuel and fuel vapours are explosive - risk to life!

CAUTION
Never drive until the fuel tank is completely empty! The irregular supply of
fuel can cause misfiring, which can result in damage to parts of the engine and
the exhaust system.
Immediately remove any fuel that has spilled onto the vehicle's paintwork
risk of paint damage.
If the vehicle was not purchased in the country where it was intended to be
operated, you should check whether the fuel specified by the manufacturer is
offered in the country where the vehicle will be operated. You should also perhaps check whether the manufacturer has recommended a different fuel for
operation of the vehicle in the corresponding country. If no prescribed fuel is
available, then you must check whether it is permitted by the manufacturer to
operate the vehicle with another fuel type.

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on page 189 first.

Refuelling can be done if the following conditions are met.


The vehicle is unlocked.
The engine and the ignition are switched off.
The auxiliary heating and ventilation is switched off page 118.

Press on the fuel filler flap in the direction of arrow 1 Fig. 199.
Open the flap in the direction of arrow 2 .
Unscrew the tank cap in the direction of arrow 3 .
Remove the tank cap and place in the recess on top of the fuel filler flap in
the direction of arrow 4 .

Insert the pump nozzle into the fuel filler neck as far as it will go, and refuel.
The fuel tank is full just as soon as the pump nozzle switches off for the first
time .
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Remove the pump nozzle from the fuel filler tube and put it back in the
pump.

Place the filler cap onto the fuel filler neck and turn it in the opposite direction to arrow 3 until it securely engages.

Close the fuel filler flap until it clicks into place.


Check that the fuel filler flap is closed properly.
Incorrect refuelling guard on vehicles with diesel engines
The fuel filler tube on vehicles with diesel engines has been fitted with a incorrect refuelling guard Fig. 200. This guard means it is only possible to refuel with the diesel pump nozzle.
If the diesel pump nozzle does not sit directly in the fuel filler tube, move it to
and fro with slight pressure to insert it correctly.
WARNING
Instructions for filling the reserve canister
Never fill the reserve can inside the vehicle.
Never place the reserve can on the vehicle.
Always place the reserve can on the floor.
We do not recommend carrying any fuel canisters in your vehicle for safety reasons. in the event of an accident this can get damaged and fuel may
escape risk of fire!
CAUTION
The fuel tank is full just as soon as the pump nozzle switches off for the first
time, provided the nozzle has been operated properly. Not continue refuelling.
Be careful when filling diesel fuel from the spare canister and then do this
slowly and cautiously danger of contaminating the body.
The diameter of the diesel pump nozzle can be identical to that of the petrol
pump nozzle in some countries. When driving in these countries, the incorrect
fuelling protection should be removed by a specialist company.
Note
The fuel tank has a capacity of about 50 litres, including a reserve of approx.
6 litres.

1)

In Germany also DIN 51626-1 or E10 for unleaded petrol with octane number 91 or 95 or DIN 51626-2 or E5
for unleaded petrol with octane number 95 and 98.

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Lead-free petrol
The correct fuel grades for your vehicle are specified on the inside of the fuel
filler flap.

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on page 189 first.

The vehicle can only be operated with unleaded petrol that meets the EN 2281)
standard.
All petrol engines can be operated using petrol that contains at most 10% bioethanol (E10).
Unleaded petrol 95/91 or 92 or 93 RON/ROZ
We recommend using unleaded fuel with an octane rating of 95 RON. Unleaded petrol with the octane ratings 91, 92 or 93 RON can also be used, but may
result in a slight loss in performance and slightly increased fuel consumption.
Unleaded petrol min. 95 RON / ROZ
Use unleaded fuel with the octane rating 95 RON or higher.
In an emergency petrol with the octane ratings 91, 92 and/or 93 RON can also
be used, but may result in a slight loss in performance and slightly increased
fuel consumption. Continue driving at medium engine speeds and minimum
engine load .
Refuel using petrol of the prescribed octane number as soon as possible.
Unleaded petrol 98/(95) RON / ROZ
We recommend using unleaded fuel with an octane rating of 98 RON or higher.
Unleaded petrol 95 RON can also be used but this results in a slight loss in performance and slightly increased fuel consumption.
In an emergency petrol with the octane ratings 91, 92 and/or 93 RON can also
be used, but may result in a slight loss in performance and slightly increased
fuel consumption. Continue driving at medium engine speeds and minimum
engine load .
Refuel using petrol of the prescribed octane number as soon as possible.

Fuel additives
Unleaded petrol in accordance with the EN 228 standard1) meets all the conditions for a smooth-running engine. We therefore recommend that no fuel additives are used. This can result in considerable damage to parts of the engine
or the exhaust system.
CAUTION
Even one filling of the tank with petrol that does not meet the standards can
lead to serious damage to parts of the exhaust system!
If a fuel other than unleaded fuel which complies to the above mentioned
standards (e.g. leaded petrol) is put in the tank by mistake, do not start the engine or switch on the ignition. Extensive damage to engine parts can occur.

CAUTION
If petrol with a lower octane number than the one prescribed is used do not
drive with a high engine speed. A high engine load can severely damage engine components.
Even in the event of an emergency, petrol of a lower octane number than 91
RON must not be used, otherwise the engine can be severely damaged.
CAUTION
In no case may fuel additives with metal components be used, especially not
with manganese or iron content. There is a risk of causing severe damage to
parts of the engine or exhaust system.
CAUTION
Do not use fuels with metal components, such as LRP (lead replacement
petrol). There is a risk of causing severe damage to parts of the engine or exhaust system.

Note
Unleaded petrol that has a higher octane number than that required by the
engine can be used without limitations.
The use of petrol with an octane rating higher than 95 RON in does not result in either a noticeable increase in power nor lower fuel consumption in vehicles for which unleaded petrol 95/min 92 or 93 RON is specified.
On vehicles using prescribed unleaded petrol of min. 95 RON, the use of petrol with a higher octane number than 95 RON can increase the power and reduce fuel consumption.

Diesel fuel
The correct fuel grades for your vehicle are specified on the inside of the fuel
filler flap.

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on page 189 first.

The vehicle can only be operated with diesel fuel that meets the EN 5902)
standard.
All diesel engines can be operated using diesel fuel with at most 7% biodiesel
(B7)3).
On the Indian market, your vehicle will only be able to run on diesel fuel compliant with standard IS 1460/Bharat IV. If diesel fuel which complies with this
standard is not available, you can refuel with diesel fuel according to standard
IS 1460/Bharat III in case of emergency.
Operation in winter Winter-grade diesel fuel
In the cold season, only use winter-grade diesel fuel which will still operate
properly even at a temperature of -20 C.
It is often the case in countries with different climatic conditions that diesel
fuels available have a different temperature characteristic. The KODA Partners and filling stations in the relevant country will be able to provide you with
information regarding the diesel fuels available.

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2)
3)

In Germany also DIN 51626-1 or E10 for unleaded petrol with octane number 91 or 95 or DIN 51626-2 or E5
for unleaded petrol with octane number 95 and 98.
In Germany also DIN 51628, in Austria NORM C 1590, in Russia GOST R 52368-2005 / EN 590:2004.
In Germany according to the DIN 52638 standard, in Austria NORM C 1590, in France EN 590.

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Preheating fuel
The vehicle is fitted with a fuel filter preheating system. This secures operation of a vehicle using diesel fuel down to an environmental temperature of
-24 C.
Diesel fuel additives
The diesel fuel in accordance with the prescribed standards meets all the conditions for a smooth running engine. We therefore recommend that no diesel
fuel additives are used. This can result in considerable damage to parts of the
engine or the exhaust system.
CAUTION
Just filling the tank once with diesel fuel that does not comply with the
standard, can cause severe damage to parts of the engine, the fuel and exhaust system.
If a different fuel other than diesel fuel, which complies to the above mentioned standards (e.g. petrol) is used, do not start the engine or switch on the
ignition! Extensive damage to engine parts can occur.
Water which has collected in the fuel filter can cause engine faults.
CAUTION
The vehicle cannot be operated with bio fuel RME, therefore this fuel must
not be filled in the tank and used for driving the vehicle. The use of biofuel
RME can cause considerable damage to parts of the engine or fuel system.
Do not mix any fuel additives, so-called flow improvers (petrol and similar
agents) into the diesel. This can result in considerable damage to parts of the
engine or the exhaust system.

Refuelling with CNG (compressed natural gas)

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Natural gas refuelling can be carried out if the following conditions are met.
The vehicle is unlocked.
The engine and the ignition are switched off.
The auxiliary heating and ventilation is switched off page 118.
The gas filler tube for refuelling with natural gas is located behind the fuel filler flap next to the petrol filler tube.
The filling couplings of the natural gas refuelling systems may differ in handling. When refuelling with natural gas at unfamiliar refuelling systems, you
should seek help from trained fuel station staff. If unsure, have the refuelling
done by trained fuel station staff.
Open fuel filler flap
Open the fuel filler flap.
Remove cap A Fig. 201 from gas filler tube B in direction of the arrow.
Plug the filling coupling of the refuelling system on the gas filler tube B .
The fuel tank is full when the compressor of the refuelling system automatically switches off. To stop the refuelling operation prematurely, press the
Stop button of the refuelling system.
Closing the filler cap
Check that sealing ring C Fig. 201 has remained inserted in the gas filler
tube.
If sealing ring C has slipped onto the filling coupling, reinsert it into the gas
filler tube.

Plug the cap A onto the gas filler tube.


Close the bonnet.
The natural gas refuelling systems have an overfill protection relating to the
outdoor temperature. At very high outside temperatures, it may happen that
the gas tank may not be fully refuelled.
The natural gas system of your vehicle is suitable both for slow fuelling (fuelling from small compressors) and for quick fuelling (fuelling from natural gas
stations with large compressors).

Fig. 201 Natural gas filler tubes

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If the vehicle is parked for a longer period of time immediately after refuelling,
the situation may arise in which the pointer of the fuel tank gauge does not
indicate exactly the same level as was the case immediately after refuelling

when the engine is restarted. This is not due to any system leakages but a
drop in pressure in the natural gas fuel tank due to technical reasons after a
cooling phase directly after refuelling.

Natural gas quality and consumption


Depending on the natural gas supplier, the natural gas quality (heating value)
may vary. The engine system adjusts automatically to the natural gas quality.

The maximum lifetime of the gas tank is 20 years.

Automatically switching over from natural gas mode to petrol mode


The vehicle automatically switches from natural gas to petrol, for example, if
one of the following cases occurs.
With an empty gas tank or not enough pressure in the tank.
After refuelling with natural gas.
At very low surrounding temperatures.

The capacity of the natural gas fuel tank is approximately 15 kg.


The capacity of the gasoline fuel tank is about 50 litres, of which about 6
lighters are in reserve.
WARNING
When refuelling, never get into the vehicle. If you have to get into your
vehicle in exceptional cases, touch a metal surface before you touch the
filling coupling again. This will avoid electrostatic discharges, which may
generate sparks. Sparks can cause a fire during refuelling.
Natural gas is highly explosive and highly flammable.

Note
During the filling process sounds are heard which are harmless. If you are unsure which service station staff to use, ask the petrol station staff.

CNG

Use all the petrol in the fuel tank at lease once every six months until the
warning light illuminates and then refill with petrol. This is to ensure that
the fuel system functions correctly and to preserve the quality of the fuel.
Gas leak
If a gas leak is suspected (noticeable odour), proceed as follows.
Stop the vehicle.
Switch off the ignition.
Put out any cigarettes, remove any spark-producing or incendiary items from
the vehicle and immediately switch the engine off.
Open the doors and the boot lid to ventilate the vehicle sufficiently.
Do not continue to drive if the odour persists.
If it is not possible to leave an enclosed area with a vehicle with a gas leak
(e.g. in a tunnel, underpass, garage, ferry, etc.), call the emergency services
immediately.
Seek help from a specialist garage to correct the gas system fault.

Fig. 202 Position of the CNG label(s).

Read and observe

and

on page 189 first.

A G-TEC-vehicle may be operated with CNG and petrol.


In some countries, national legislation requires that vehicles with CNG operation be identified by one of the labels Fig. 202.

In a traffic accident
If a gas leak is suspected in a traffic accident, proceed as follows.
Switch off the ignition.
Put out any cigarettes, remove any spark-producing or incendiary items from
the vehicle and immediately switch the engine off.
Have all the occupants get out.
Prevent people walking past/standing in the immediate vicinity of the accident vehicle. We recommend standing at least 10 metres from the vehicle.
Inform the emergency services that it is a natural gas vehicle.
Regular gas system checks
Regular gas system checks must be carried out in a specialist workshop on
natural gas-powered vehicles. The vehicle owner is responsible for ensuring
tests are conducted properly.

Position of the CNG label Fig. 202.


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193

Every 2 years
the filler cap.
the condition of fuel filler tubes and the sealing ring in the fuel filler
tubes, and clean the sealing ring if necessary.
Check the gas system for leaks.

Check
Check

Every 4 years
the gas tank.

Inspect

Every 20 years
Replace the gas tank.
WARNING
Do not underestimate the smell of gas in the car or when refuelling - risk
of fire, explosion and injury.
The natural gas tanks in the vehicle must not be exposed to unwanted
heat sources.

Engine compartment

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Opening and closing the bonnet
Engine compartment overview
Radiator fan
Windscreen washer system

195
196
196
196

WARNING
When working in the engine compartment, injuries, scolding, accident or
fire hazards may arise. For this reason, it is essential to comply with the
warning instructions stated below and with the general applicable rules of
safety. The engine compartment of your car is a hazardous area!
WARNING
Instructions before beginning work in the engine compartment
Turn off the engine and remove the ignition key.
Firmly apply the handbrake.
For vehicles with manual transmission the lever into the neutral position.

194 General Maintenance

WARNING (Continued)
On vehicles with automatic transmission, shift the selector lever into the
P position.
Allow the engine to cool.
Never open the bonnet if you can see steam or coolant flowing out of the
engine compartment risk of scalding! Wait until the steam or coolant has
stopped escaping.

WARNING
Information for working in the engine compartment
Keep all people, especially children, away from the engine compartment.
Never touch the radiator fan. The fan might suddenly start running!
Do not touch any hot engine parts risk of burns!
WARNING
Information for working in the engine compartment with the engine running
Pay particular attention to moving engine parts, e.g. V-ribbed belt, generator, radiator fan - danger to life!
Never touch the electric wiring on the ignition system.
Avoid short circuits in the electrical system, particularly on the vehicle's
battery.
Always make sure that no jewellery, loose clothing or long hair can get
caught in rotating engine parts risk of death! Always remove any jewellery, tie back long hair and wear tight fitting clothing before completing any
work.
WARNING
Information for working on the fuel system or the electrical system
Always disconnect the vehicle battery from the electrical system.
Do not smoke.
Never work near open flames.
Always have a functioning fire extinguisher nearby.
WARNING
Read the information and warning instructions on the fluid containers.
Keep the working fluids in sealed original containers and safe from people who are not completely independent, e.g. children.

WARNING (Continued)
Never spill operating fluids over the hot engine - risk of fire.
If you wish to work under the vehicle, you must secure the vehicle from
rolling away and support it with suitable supporting blocks: the car jack is
not sufficient for this risk of injury!

CAUTION
Always top up using the correct specification of fluids. This may result in major
operating problems and also vehicle damage!
For the sake of the environment
In view of the requirements for the environmentally friendly disposal of fluids
and the special tools and knowledge required for such work, we recommend
that fluids be changed by a specialist garage.
Note
Please consult a specialist garage for any questions relating to fluids.
Fluids with the proper specifications can be purchased from the KODA Original Accessories or from the KODA Genuine Parts ranges.

Opening and closing the bonnet

Before opening the bonnet, ensure that the arms of the windscreen wipers
are correctly in place against the windscreen, otherwise the paintwork on the
flap could be damaged.

Push the release lever in the direction of arrow

2.

The bonnet is then unlocked.

Grasp the bonnet catch and lift in the direction of arrow 3 .


Remove the lid prop in the direction of arrow 4 from the holder.
Secure the open flap inserting the end of the post into the opening in the direction of arrow 5 .

Close the flap


Lift the bonnet.
Decouple the bonnet support and press into the holder designed to hold it.
Let the bonnet drop into the lock carrier lock from a height of around 20 cm
do not push it in!
WARNING
Check whether the bonnet has been closed properly. Also make sure that
a vehicle with an opened bonnet does not appear in the instrument cluster
display page 40.
If you notice that the lock is not properly engaged while driving, stop the
vehicle immediately and close the bonnet risk of accident!
Make sure that when closing the bonnet, no body parts are crushed there is danger of injury!

Fig. 203 Open the bonnet

Read and observe

and

on page 194 first.

Open flap
Open the front door.
Pull the release lever underneath the dash panel in the direction of the arrow 1 Fig. 203.

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195

WARNING
After switching off the ignition, the fan can intermittently continue to operate for approx. 10 minutes.

Engine compartment overview

Windscreen washer system


Fig. 205
Windscreen washer fluid reservoir

Fig. 204 Principle sketch: Engine compartment

Read and observe

and

on page 194 first.

Layout of the engine compartment Fig. 204


A Coolant expansion reservoir
B Engine oil dipstick
C Engine oil filler opening
D Brake fluid reservoir
E Battery (below a cover)
F Windscreen washer fluid reservoir

199
198
198
200
201
196

Radiator fan
Read and observe

and

on page 194 first.

The radiator fan is powered by an electric motor. Operation is controlled according to the temperature of the coolant.

1)

In some countries, 4.7 ltr. applies for both variants.

196 General Maintenance

and

on page 194 first.

The windscreen washer fluid reservoir A is located in the engine compartment Fig. 205.

Note
The location of the inspection points in the engine compartment of petrol and
diesel engines is practically identical.

Read and observe

The cleaning fluid is provided for the cleaning of the front and rear window as
well as the headlight.
The capacity of the reservoir is about 3 litres or about 4.7 litres on vehicles that
have a headlight cleaning system1).
Clear water is not sufficient to intensively clean the windscreen and headlights. We recommend using clean washing water together with the screen
cleaner from the range of KODA Original Accessories (in winter additionally
with antifreeze) which is capable of removing stubborn dirt.
In Winter, the washing water should always be mixed with antifreeze even if
the vehicle has heated windscreen washer nozzles.
Under exceptional circumstances, methylated spirits can also be used if no
screen cleaner with antifreeze is available. The concentration of methylated
spirits must not be more than 15 %. The freeze protection at this concentration

is sufficient only to -5 C.

CAUTION
Under no circumstances must radiator antifreeze or other additives be added
to the windscreen washer fluid.
If the vehicle is fitted with a headlight cleaning system, only cleaning products which do not attack the polycarbonate coating of the headlights must be
added to the windscreen washer fluid.
Do not remove the filter from the windscreen washer fluid reservoir when replenishing it with liquid otherwise the liquid transportation system can be contaminated, which can cause the windscreen washer system to malfunction.

Read and observe

and

on page 197 first.

Petrol engines

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Specification
Checking the oil level
Replenishing

Specification

Vehicles with variable service intervals

Engine oil

Note
Before a long drive we recommend that you purchase and carry with you engine oil which complies with the specification for your vehicle.
We recommend that you use oils from KODA Original Accessories.
If your skin has come into contact with oil, it must be washed thoroughly.

197
198
198

The engine has been factory-filled with a high-grade oil that can be use
throughout the year - except in extreme climate zones.
The engine oils are undergoing continuous further development. Thus the information stated in this Owner's Manual is only correct at the time of publication.
KODA Service Partners are informed about the latest changes by the manufacturer. We therefore recommend that the oil change be completed by a
KODA Service Partner.
The specifications (VW standards) stated in the following can be indicated separately or together with other specifications on the bottle.
The engine oil should be changed after specified service intervals page 49.
WARNING
The engine compartment of your car is a hazardous area. The following
warning instructions must be followed at all times when working in the engine compartment page 194.
CAUTION
Do not pour any additives into the engine oil risk of serious damage to the
engine parts.

1.2 l/63, 81 kW TSI


1.4 l/110 kW TSI
1.8 l/132 kW TSI
2.0 l/162, 169 kW TSI
Diesel enginesa)
1.6 l/66, 81 kW TDI
2.0 l/105, 110, 135 kW TDI
a)

Specification

VW 504 00

Specification
VW 507 00

Engine oil VW 505 01 can optionally be used in diesel engines without a DPF.

Vehicles with fixed service intervals


Petrol engines
1.2 l/63, 81 kW TSI
1.4 l/81 kW TSI G-TEC
1.4 l/110 kW TSI
1.6 l./81 kW MPI
1.8 l/132 kW TSI
2.0 l/162, 169 kW TSI
Diesel enginesa)
1.6 l/66, 81 kW TDI
2.0 l/105, 110, 135 kW TDI
a)

Specification

VW 502 00

Specification
VW 507 00

Engine oil VW 505 01 can optionally be used in diesel engines without a DPF.

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197

CAUTION
In an emergency, another engine oil to be refilled. To prevent damage to the
engine, a maximum of 0.5 litres only of the following engine oils may be used:
For petrol engine models: ACEA A3/ACEA B4 or API SN, (API SM);
For diesel engine models: ACEA C3 or API CJ-4.

The engine consumes a little oil. The oil consumption may be as much as 0.5
l/1000 km depending on your style of driving and the conditions under which
you operate your vehicle. Consumption may be slightly higher than this during
the first 5 000 km.
The oil level must be checked at regular intervals.
In case of low oil level, the instrument cluster display shows a warning light
as well as the relevant notification page 38. Check the oil level using the dipstick as soon as possible. Add oil accordingly.

Checking the oil level

CAUTION
The oil level must never be above the range A Fig. 206 - risk of damage to
the motor as well as the exhaust system.
If for some reason it is not possible to top up the engine oil under the current
circumstances, do not continue driving! Switch off the engine and seek assistance from a specialist garage.
If the oil level is above level A , do not continue to drive! Switch off the
engine and seek assistance from a specialist garage.

Fig. 206 Principle sketch: Dipstick

Read and observe

and

on page 197 first.

The dipstick indicates the engine oil level .


Dipstick Fig. 206
A The oil level must be within this range.
The oil can be checked and topped up, if the following conditions are satisfied.
The vehicle is on a horizontal surface.
The engine operating temperature is reached.
The engine is turned off.
The bonnet is open.
Checking the level
Wait a few minutes until the engine oil flows back into the oil trough.
Pull out the dipstick.
Wipe the dipstick with a clean cloth and insert it again to the stop.
Pull the dipstick out again and check the oil level.
Re-insert the dipstick.

Replenishing

Read and observe

and

on page 197 first.

Unscrew the cap of the engine oil filler opening Fig. 204 on page 196.
Replenish the oil in portions of 0.5 litres in accordance with the correct specifications page 197.

Check the oil level page 198.


Screw the lid of the engine oil filler closed carefully.
Pull the dipstick out as far as the stop.
Coolant

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Checking the coolant level
Replenishing

199
200

The coolant provides cooling for the motor.


It consists of water and coolant additive with additives that protect the cooling

system against corrosion and prevents furring.

198 General Maintenance

The coolant additive percentage in the coolant must be at least 40%.


The coolant additive may be increased to a maximum of 60%.
The correct mixing ratio of water and coolant additive is to be checked if necessary by a specialist garage or is to be restored if necessary.
The description of the coolant is shown in the coolant expansion reservoir
Fig. 207 on page 199.
WARNING
The engine compartment of your car is a hazardous area. The following
warning instructions must be followed at all times when working in the engine compartment page 194.
The coolant is harmful to health.
Avoid contact with the coolant.
Coolant vapours are harmful to health.
Never open the end cover of the coolant expansion reservoir while the
engine is still warm. The cooling system is pressurized!
When opening the end cover of the coolant expansion reservoir, cover it
with a cloth to protect your face, hands and arms from hot steam or hot
coolant.
If any coolant splashes into your eyes, immediately rinse out your eyes
with clear water and contact a doctor as soon as possible.
Always keep the coolant in the original container, safe from people who
are not completely independent, especially children - there is a danger of
poisoning!
If coolant is swallowed, consult a doctor immediately.
Never spill operating fluids over the hot engine - risk of fire.
CAUTION
If for some reason it is not possible to top up the coolant under the current
circumstances, do not continue driving! Switch off the engine and seek assistance from a specialist garage.
If the expansion tank is empty, do not top up with coolant. The system could
aerate - risk of engine damage, do not continue driving! Switch off the engine and seek assistance from a specialist garage.
The amount of coolant additive in the coolant must never be allowed to be
less than 40 %.
Over 60 % of coolant additive in the coolant reduces the antifreeze protection and coolant effectiveness.
A coolant additive that does not comply with the correct specification can
significantly reduce the corrosion protection of the cooling system.

Any faults resulting from corrosion may cause a loss of coolant and can consequently result in major engine damage.
Do not fill the coolant above the mark A Fig. 207 on page 199.
If an error occurs, leading to the engine overheating, the help of a professional garage is to be sought - there is a risk of serious engine damage occurring.
Additional headlights and other attached components in front of the air inlet
impair the cooling efficiency of the coolant.
Never cover the radiator - there is a risk of the engine overheating.

Note
On vehicles that are fitted with an auxiliary heater (auxiliary heating and ventilation), the coolant capacity is approx. 1 l larger.

Checking the coolant level


Fig. 207
Coolant expansion reservoir

Read and observe

and

on page 199 first.

The coolant expansion bottle is located in the engine compartment.


Coolant expansion reservoir Fig. 207
A Mark for the maximum permissible coolant level
B Mark for the lowest permissible coolant level
The coolant level should be kept between the marks A and B .
The coolant can be checked and topped up, if the following conditions are satisfied.
The vehicle is on a horizontal surface.
The engine is turned off.
The engine is not heated.
The bonnet is open.

Inspecting and replenishing

199

Checking the level


Check the coolant level in the coolant expansion tank Fig. 207.

WARNING
The engine compartment of your car is a hazardous area. The following
warning instructions must be followed at all times when working in the engine compartment page 194.
Do not use used brake fluid - the function of the brake system may be impaired risk of accident!

If the engine is warm, the test result may be inaccurate. The level can also be
above the mark A Fig. 207.
In the event of an insufficient coolant level, a warning light is displayed in
the instrument cluster, as well as the relevant notification page 37. We still
recommend inspecting the coolant level directly at the reservoir from time to
time.
Loss of coolant
A loss of coolant is first and foremost an indication of a leak in the cooling system. Do not merely top up the coolant. Have the cooling system checked by a
specialist garage.

Replenishing

Read and observe

and

CAUTION
Do not continue your journey if the fluid level has dropped below the MIN
marking Fig. 208 on page 200, do not continue driving - there is a risk of
an accident! Seek help from a specialist garage.
Brake fluid damages the paintwork of the vehicle.

Note
The brake fluid is changed as part of a prescribed inspection services.
We recommend using brake fluids from the KODA Original Accessories
range.

on page 199 first.

The coolant expansion tank must always contain a small amount of coolant
page 199, in section Introduction.

Checking the brake fluid level

Place a cloth over the cap of the coolant expansion reservoir and unscrew

Fig. 208
Brake fluid reservoir

the cap carefully.


Replenish the coolant.
Turn the cap until it clicks into place.

Do not use an alternative additive if the specified coolant is not available. In


this case, use just water and have the correct mixing ratio of water and coolant additive restored by a specialist garage as soon as possible.
Only refill with new coolant.

Brake fluid

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Checking the brake fluid level
Specification

200
201

The brake fluid reservoir is located in the engine compartment Fig. 208 on
page 200.

200 General Maintenance

Read and observe

and

on page 200 first.

The fluid can be checked if the following conditions are met.


The vehicle is on a horizontal surface.
The engine is turned off.
The bonnet is open.
Checking the level
Check the level of brake fluid in the reservoir Fig. 208.
The level must be between the MIN and MAX markings.

A slight drop in the fluid level results when driving due to normal wear-andtear and automatic adjustment of the brake pads.
There may be an indication of a leak in the brake system, however, if the fluid
level drops significantly within a short time or if it drops below the MIN marking.
Too low brake fluid level is indicated by the warning light being shown on
the display of the instrument cluster as well as the corresponding message
page 32.

Specification

Read and observe

and

on page 200 first.

To ensure the optimal functioning of the braking system, only use a brake fluid
meeting the standard VW 501 14 (this standard meets the requirements of
FMVSS 116 DOT4).
Note
We recommend using brake fluids from the KODA Original Accessories range.

Vehicle battery

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Opening the cover

202

Checking the battery electrolyte level

202

Charging

203

Replacing

203

Disconnecting and reconnecting

203

Automatic load deactivation

204

The vehicle battery represents a power source for the motor to start and for
the supply of electrical consumers in the car.

Warning symbols on the vehicle battery


Symbol
Meaning

Always wear eye protection!


Battery acid is severely caustic. Always wear gloves and eye protection!
Keep fire, sparks, open flames and lit cigarettes well clear of the
vehicle battery!
When charging the vehicle battery, a highly explosive gas mixture
is produced!
Keep children away from the vehicle battery!

WARNING
There is a risk of injuries, poisoning, chemical burns, explosions or fire
when carrying out any work on the battery and on the electrical system.
The general applicable safety rules and the following warnings must be observed without exception.
Keep the vehicle battery away from people who are not completely independent, especially children.
Do not tilt the battery otherwise battery electrolyte may flow out of the
battery vent openings.
Protect your eyes by safety glasses or a face shield risk of blindness!
Always wear protective gloves, eye and skin protection when handling
the vehicle battery.
The battery acid is strongly corrosive and must, therefore, be handled
with the greatest of care.
Corrosive fumes in the air irritate the air passages and lead to conjunctivitis and inflammation of the air passages in the lungs.
Battery acid corrodes dental enamel and creates deep wounds after contact with the skin which take a long time to heal.
If any battery electrolyte comes into contact with your eyes, rinse the relevant eye immediately with clear water for several minutes - consult a doctor immediately!
Splashes of acid on your skin or clothes should be neutralised as soon as
possible using soap suds and then rinsed with plenty of water.
If you swallow battery acid, seek immediate medical assistance!

Inspecting and replenishing

201

WARNING
The use of open flames and light should be avoided.
Smoking and radio triggering activities should be avoided.
Never use a damaged vehicle battery risk of explosion!
Never charge a frozen or thawed vehicle battery risk of explosion and
caustic burns!
Replace a frozen vehicle battery.
Never jump-start vehicle batteries with an electrolyte level that is too low
risk of explosion and caustic burns.

CAUTION
Improper handling of the vehicle battery may cause damage.
Ensure that battery acid does not come into contact with the bodywork risk
of damage to the paintwork.
If the vehicle has not been driven for more than 3 to 4 weeks, the battery will
discharge. Prevent the battery from discharging by disconnecting the battery's
negative terminal or continuously charging the battery with a very low
charging current.
Do not place the battery in direct daylight in order to protect the vehicle battery housing from the effects of ultra-violet light.
If the vehicle is frequently used for making short trips, the vehicle battery
will not have time to charge up sufficiently and may discharge.
Note
We recommend having all work on the vehicle battery carried out by a specialist garage.
You should replace batteries older than 5 years.

Opening the cover

Read and observe

and

on page 201 first.

The battery is located in the engine compartment. For some equipment variants, it is located underneath a polyester cover Fig. 209.

Fold out the cover on the battery in the direction of the arrow.
The battery cover is installed in reverse order.

Checking the battery electrolyte level


Fig. 210
Vehicle battery: Electrolyte level
indicator

Read and observe

and

on page 201 first.

On vehicles with a vehicle battery fitted with a colour indicator, the electrolyte
level can be determined by looking at the change in colour of this display.
Air bubbles can influence the colour of the indicator. For this reason carefully
knock on the indicator before carrying out the check.
Check
Black colour electrolyte level is correct.
Colourless or light yellow colour electrolyte level too low, the battery must
be replaced.

Fig. 209
Polyester cover of vehicle battery

For technical reasons, on vehicles with the description AGM, the electrolyte
level cannot be checked.
Vehicles with the START STOP system are fitted with a battery control unit for
checking the energy level for recurring engine starts.
We recommend that you have the acid level checked regularly by a specialist
garage, especially in the following cases.
High external temperatures.
Longer day trips.
After each charge.

202 General Maintenance

Winter time
The vehicle battery only has a proportion of the starting power in lower temperatures. A discharged vehicle battery may already freeze at temperatures
just below 0 C.
We therefore recommend that you have the battery checked and, if necessary,
recharged by a specialist garage before the start of the winter.
Note
The battery acid level is also checked regularly by a specialist garage as part of
the inspection service.

Charging

Read and observe

and

on page 201 first.

A properly charged vehicle battery is essential for reliably starting the engine.
A charging operation can be performed if the following conditions are satisfied.
The engine is turned off.
The ignition is switched off.
All consumers are turned off.
The bonnet is open.
Fast charging with high currents
Disconnect both battery cables (first of all negative, then positive).
Attach the terminal clamps of the charger to the battery terminals (red =
positive, black = negative).
Plug the mains cable of the charger into the power socket and switch on the
device.
After charging has been successful: Switch off the charger and remove the
mains cable from the power socket.
Only then disconnect the charger's terminal clamps.
Reconnect the cables to the battery (first of all positive, then negative).
Charging with low voltages
It is not necessary to disconnect the cables from the battery if you recharge
the vehicle battery, for example from a mini-charger.
Refer to the instructions of the charger manufacturer.
A charging current of 0.1 multiple of the total vehicle battery capacity (or lower) must be used until full charging is achieved.

The vent plugs of the vehicle battery should not be opened for charging.
WARNING
When you charge a battery, hydrogen is released, and a highly explosive
gas mixture is also produced. An explosion can be caused through sparkling
over during unclamping or loosening of the cable plug while the ignition is
on.
Creating a bridge between the poles on the battery (e.g. with metal objects - cables) creates a short circuit - risk of damage to the battery, explosion and burning of the battery, jets of acid spurting out.
Avoid creating sparks when working with cables and electrical devices.
Strong sparking represents a risk of injury.
Before carrying out any work on the electrical system, switch off the engine, the ignition and all electrical components and disconnect the negative
terminal .
Quick-charging the vehicle battery is dangerous and requires a special
charger and specialist knowledge.
We therefore recommend that vehicle batteries be rapidly charged by a
specialist garage.

CAUTION
On vehicles with the START/STOP system or additional heating (auxiliary heating), do not connect the pole terminal of the charger directly to the negative
terminal of the vehicle battery, but rather only to the engine earth page 219,
Jump-starting using the battery from another vehicle.

Replacing

Read and observe

and

on page 201 first.

The new vehicle battery must have the same capacity, voltage, current and
size as the original battery. Suitable vehicle battery types can be purchased
from a specialist garage.
We recommend you have the battery replaced by a specialist garage.

Disconnecting and reconnecting

Read and observe

and

on page 201 first.

Disconnecting
Switch off the ignition.

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203

Firstly disconnect the battery's negative terminal , followed by the positive


terminal .

Connecting

Firstly connect the battery's positive terminal , followed by the negative


terminal .

After disconnecting and re-connecting the vehicle battery, the following functions or devices are partially or completely inoperative.
Function / device

Operating measure

Electrical power windows


Panorama sliding/tilting roof
Sun screen
Time settings

page 64
page 66
page 66
page 31

CAUTION
Disconnect the vehicle battery only with the ignition turned off - there is a
risk of damaging the electrical system of the vehicle.
Under no circumstances must the battery cables be connected incorrectly
risk of a cable fire.

Note
After disconnecting and re-connecting the vehicle battery, we recommend
having the vehicle checked by a specialist to ensure that the full functionality
of all electrical systems is guaranteed.
The data of the multi-function display will be reset.

Automatic load deactivation

Read and observe

CAUTION
Despite such intervention by the vehicle electric system management, the
vehicle battery may be drained. For example, when the ignition is switched on
a long time with the engine turned off or the side or parking lights are turned
on during longer parking.
Consumers which are supplied via a 12 V socket can cause the vehicle battery
to discharge when the ignition is switched off.

and

on page 201 first.

The vehicle's electrical system automatically prevents the battery from discharging when the battery is being heavily used. This manifests itself by the
following.
The idling speed is raised to allow the generator to deliver more electricity to
the electrical system.
Where appropriate large convenience consumers, e.g. seat heaters, rear window heaters, have their power limited or in case of emergency shut off completely.

204 General Maintenance

Note
Driving comfort is not disrupted by any shutting off of consumers. Often the
driver is not aware of it having taken place.

Wheels

Always store wheels or tyres in a cool, dry and, where possible, dark place.
Tyres which are not fixed to a wheel trim should be stored upright.

Tyres and wheel rims

Tyre age
Tyres age losing their original characteristics, even if they are not used. The
service life of the tyres is 6 years. Therefore, we recommend not using tyres
that are more than 6 years old.

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Notes on using wheels
Tyre pressure
Tyre wear
Tyre wear indicator and wheel replacement
Tyre damage
Unidirectional tyres
Spare wheel
Spare wheel
Tyre label

205
205
206
207
207
207
207
208
208

Wheel bolts
Wheels and wheel bolts are matched to each other in terms of design. We recommend that you use wheel rims and wheel bolts from KODA Original Accessories.
WARNING
Never use tyres if you do not know anything about the condition and age.

Tyre pressure

Only use those tyres or wheel rims which have been approved by KODA for
your model of vehicle.
WARNING
For safety reasons, do no replace tyres individually.
Note
We recommend that any work on the wheels or tyres be carried out by a specialist garage.
We recommend that you use wheel rims, tyres, full wheel trims and snow
chains from KODA Original Accessories.

Notes on using wheels

Read and observe

on page 205 first.

During the first 500 km, new tyres do not offer optimum grip and appropriate
care should therefore be taken when driving.
Always fit the tyres with the deeper tread depth to the front wheels.
Tyre storage
Mark them previously used tyres so that you are able to fit them on again to
run in the same direction.

Fig. 211 Label with a table of tyre sizes and tyre pressure value / inflate
tyres

Read and observe

on page 205 first.

The prescribed tyre inflation is on the sticker with pictograms A Fig. 211 (for
some countries, the pictograms are replaced with a text).
Tyre pressure is always to match the load.
B Inflation pressure for half load
C Inflation pressure for environmentally-friendly operation
As a result of pressure level adaption to this value, the fuel consumption
and pollutant emissions may fall slightly.
D Inflation pressure for full load
Wheels

205

Tyre diameter in inches


These details are intended only as information for the specified tyre pressure and does not list approved tyre sizes for your vehicle.
The approved tyre sizes for your vehicle are listed in the vehicle's technical
documentation (COC document) and this also states the declaration of
conformity.
The approved tyre diameter for your vehicle is also provided with the vehicle data page 236.
Tyre pressure value on the front axle
Tyre pressure value on the rear axle

F
G

Checking the tyre pressures


Check the tyre pressure, including that of the emergency or spare wheel, at
least once a month and also before setting off on a long journey.
Always check the inflation pressure when the tyres are cold. Do not reduce the
higher pressure on warm tyres.
In vehicles with tyre pressure monitoring, tyre pressure values must be saved
each time the pressures are changed page 165.
WARNING
Having the correct tyre inflation pressure is always the driver's responsibility.
Too low or too high inflation pressure impairs handling.
If the inflation pressure is too low, the tyre must perform a greater rolling
resistance. At higher speeds the tyre will warm up as a result of this. This
can result in tread separation and a tyre blow-out.
In the event of very fast pressure loss, e.g. in the event of sudden tyre
damage, an attempt should be made to bring the vehicle carefully to a stop
without sudden steering movements and without any hard braking.

For the sake of the environment


Tyres which are insufficiently inflated increase your fuel consumption.
Note
The declaration of conformity (COC document) can be obtained from a KODA1)
partner.

1)

Only valid for some countries and some models.

206 General Maintenance

Tyre wear

Read and observe

on page 205 first.

The tyre wear depends on the tyre pressure, the driving style and other conditions.
Attention to the following notes may affect tyre wear.
Driving style
Fast cornering, sharp acceleration and braking increase the wear of your tyres.
Wheel balance
The wheels of a new vehicle are balanced. When driving, there are a wide
range of influences which may result in an imbalance. This may become apparent by a vibration in the steering. If this is the case, have the wheels
checked by a specialist garage.
Have the wheels rebalanced after replacing or repairing the tyres.
Setting the vehicle geometry
Incorrect wheel alignment at the front or rear leads to excess wear on the
tyres and impairs driving safety. In the event of prominent tyre wear, we recommend that you have the setting of the vehicle geometry checked at a specialist garage.
WARNING
An incorrect wheel alignment at the front or rear impairs handling.
Unusual vibrations or pulling of the vehicle to one side could be a sign of
tyre damage. If there is any doubt that a wheel is damaged, immediately reduce your speed and stop! If no external tyre damage is evident, drive slowly and carefully to the nearest specialist garage to have the vehicle
checked.

Tyre wear indicator and wheel replacement

Tyre damage

Read and observe

on page 205 first.

We recommend checking your tyres and wheel rims for damage (punctures,
cuts, splits and bulges, etc.) on a regular basis.
Remove any foreign objects in the tyre tread immediately (e.g. small stones).
Foreign bodies which have penetrated into the tyre (e.g. screws or nails)
should not be removed and seek help from a specialist garage.

Fig. 212 Principle sketch: Replace tire tread with wear indicators / wheels

Read and observe

on page 205 first.

Wear indicators
There is a 1.6-mm-high wear indicator Fig. 212 - in the base of the tread of
the tyres. In some countries, different tyre wear rates may apply.
Markings on the walls of the tyres through the letters TWI, triangular symbols or other symbols identify the position of the wear indicators.
Replacing the wheels
For uniform wear on all tyres, we recommend that you replace the wheels every 10,000 km as shown in the diagram Fig. 212- . You will then obtain approximately the same life for all the tyres.
After changing the wheel, the tyre pressure must be adjusted.
In vehicles with tyre pressure monitoring, save tyre pressure values
page 165.
WARNING
You must have your tyres replaced with new ones at the latest when the
wear indicators have been worn down.
Worn tyres do not provide the necessary adhesion to the road surface
particularly at high speeds on wet roads. One could experience aquaplaning (uncontrolled movements of the vehicle swimming on a wet road
surface).

WARNING
Never drive with damaged tyres risk of accident.
CAUTION
The tyres must be protected from contact with substances such as oil, grease
and fuel, which could damage them. If the tyres come into contact with these
substances, then we recommend having them checked out in a specialist garage.

Unidirectional tyres

Read and observe

on page 205 first.

The direction of rotation of the tyres is marked by arrows on the wall of the
tyre.
The indicated direction of rotation must be adhered to in order to obtain the
best benefits from the characteristics of these tyres.
These characteristics are mainly.

Increased driving stability.


Reduced risk of aquaplaning.
Reduced tyre noise and reduced

tyre wear.

Spare wheel

Read and observe

on page 205 first.

The size of the spare wheel is identical to that of the vehicle factory installed
wheels.
After changing the spare wheel, the tyre pressure must be adjusted.

Wheels

207

In vehicles with tyre pressure monitoring, save tyre pressure values


page 165.
WARNING
If, you get a puncture and a spare tyre has to be mounted with opposite
direction of rotation, then drive carefully. The tyre no longer retains its optimal characteristics in this situation.
If the dimensions or design of the spare wheel differ from the tyres fitted
to the vehicle (e.g. winter tyres or low-profile tyres), it must only be used
briefly in the event of a puncture and if an appropriately cautious style of
driving is adopted.
Never use the temporary spare wheel if it is damaged.

Read and observe

WARNING (Continued)
Never use the emergency spare wheel if it is damaged.
Observe instructions on the warning sign of the emergency wheel.

Tyre label

Read and observe

on page 205 first.

Only fit radial tyres of the same type, size (rolling circumference) and the same
tread pattern on one axle on all 4 wheels.
When fitting new tyres, the tyres must be replaced axle by axle.
Explanation of tyre markings
For example, 195/65 R 15 91 T means:

Spare wheel

on page 205 first.

A yellow warning label is always displayed on the rim of the temporary spare
wheel.
Please note the following if you intend to use the temporary spare wheel.
The warning label must not be covered after installing the wheel.
Be specially attentive when driving.
The emergency spare is inflated to the maximum inflation pressure for the
vehicle page 205.
The tyre inflation pressure of the spare wheel R 18 is 4.2 bar.
Only use this emergency spare wheel to reach the nearest specialist garage,
as it is not intended for permanent use.
If you need to use a spare wheel, make sure to fit a standard wheel of the appropriate dimensions and design as soon as possible.
In vehicles with tyre pressure monitoring, save tyre pressure values
page 165.
WARNING
Never drive with more than one temporary spare wheel mounted!
Only use the temporary spare wheel when absolutely necessary.
Avoid accelerating at full throttle, sharp braking and fast cornering.
The snow chains cannot be used on the temporary spare wheel.
If the dimensions or design of the temporary spare wheel differ from the
tyres fitted, never drive faster than 80 km/h (or 50 mph).

208 General Maintenance

195
65
R
15
91
T

Tyre width in mm
Height/width ratio in %
Code letter for the type of tyre Radial
Diameter of wheel in inches
Load index
Speed symbol

The date of manufacture is stated on the tyre wall (possibly on the inside).
For example, DOT ... 10 15... means, for example, that the tyre was manufactured in the 10th week of 2015.
Load index
The load index indicates the maximum permissible load for each individual
tyre.
Load index
Load
(In kg)

88

89

90

91

92

93

94

95

560

580

600

615

630

650

670

690

Speed symbol
The maximum speed symbol indicates the maximum permissible vehicle speed
with fitted tyres in each category.

Speed
symbol
Maximum
speed
(in km/h)

180

190

200

210

240

270

300

WARNING
Never exceed the maximum permissible load bearing capacity of mounted tyres.
Never exceed the maximum permissible speed for the mounted tyres.

On vehicles with the infotainment system with key the speed limit can be
set for winter tyres Owners Manual Infotainment, chapter CAR - Adjust vehicle systems.
For other vehicles, there is the possibility to set the speed limit for winter tyres
at a specialist garage.

Snow chains
When driving on wintry roads, snow chains improve not only traction, but also
the braking performance.
Snow chains must only be mounted on the front wheels.
It is only permissible to fit snow chains with the following wheel/tyre combinations.

Winter operation

Introduction

Octavia

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Winter tyres
Snow chains

209
209

Do not use alloy rims with bevelled or polished surfaces during the winter. The
rim surface does not have sufficient corrosion protection and could be permanently damaged (e.g. through grit).

Winter tyres
The handling of your vehicle will be significantly improved when driving on
wintry roads if you fit winter tyres (labelled M+S).
To ensure the best possible handling, winter tyres must be fitted to all four
wheels. The minimum tread depth is 4 mm.

a)
b)

Impression depth D

Tyre size

6J x 15a)
6J x 15a)
6J x 16b)
6J x 16b)
6J x 17b)
6J x 17b)

43 mm
47 mm
48 mm
50 mm
45 mm
48 mm

195/65 R15
195/65 R15
205/55 R16
205/55 R16
205/50 R17
205/50 R17

Only fit snow chains with links and locks not larger than 13 mm.
Only fit snow chains with links and locks not larger than 12 mm.

Octavia Scout

Fit the summer tyres on again in good time as they provide better handling
properties, a shorter braking distance, less tyre noise, and reduced tyre wear
on roads which are free of snow and ice as well as at temperatures above 7 C.
Speed symbol
Winter tyres (marked with M+S and a peak/snowflake symbol ) of a lower
speed category can be used provided that the permissible maximum speed of
these tyres is not exceeded even if the possible maximum speed of the vehicle
is higher.

Rim size

a)
b)

Rim size

Impression depth D

Tyre size

6J x 16a)
6J x 17a)
6J x 16a)
6J x 16b)
6J x 17a)
6J x 17b)

50 mm
45 mm
48 mm
48 mm
48 mm
48 mm

205/55 R16
205/50 R17
205/55 R16
205/60 R16
205/50 R17
205/55 R17

Only fit snow chains with links and locks not larger than 12 mm.
Only fit snow chains with links and locks not larger than 9 mm.

Wheels

209

Octavia RS

a)

Rim size

Impression depth D

Tyre size

6J x 17a)
6J x 17a)

45 mm
48 mm

205/50 R17
205/50 R17

Only fit snow chains with links and locks not larger than 12 mm.

Remove the full wheel trims before fitting the snow chains page 213.
CAUTION
The chains must be removed when driving on snow-free roads. They would
otherwise cause loss of performance and damage the tyres.

210 General Maintenance

Warning triangle version 1


The warning triangle can be attached to the rear wall trim panel with rubber
straps Fig. 213 - . Natural gas vehicles have the warning triangle located
under the floor mat in the luggage compartment.

Do-it-yourself
Emergency equipment, and self-help

Warning triangle version 2


The warning triangle can be secured with straps in the right storage compartment in the luggage compartment Fig. 213 - .

Emergency equipment

Introduction

Pay attention to the expiration date of the first-aid kit.

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


First aid kit and warning triangle
reflective vest
Fire extinguisher
Vehicle tool kit

211
211
212
212

First aid kit and warning triangle

WARNING
The first-aid kit and warning triangle must always be secured safely so that
they do not come loose when making an emergency braking or in a vehicle
collision which could cause injuries to occupants.
Note
We recommend using a first-aid box from KODA Original Accessories available
from a KODA Partner.

reflective vest
Fig. 214
Storage compartment for the reflective vest

Fig. 213 Placement of the first aid kit and warning triangle - version 1 /
version 2
The following information applies to the first-aid kit and warning triangle from
the KODA Original Accessories.

The reflective vest can be stored in brackets under the front seats Fig. 214.

The storage compartments may possibly be too small for a different first-aid
kit or warning triangle.
First-aid box
The first aid kit can be attached by a strap in the right-hand storage compartment in the luggage compartment Fig. 213.

Emergency equipment, and self-help

211

Vehicle tool kit

Fire extinguisher
Fig. 215
Fire extinguisher

The fire extinguisher is attached by two straps in a holder underneath the driver's seat.
Removing/attaching

Loosen the two straps by pulling the buckles in the direction of the arrow

Fig. 215.
Remove the fire extinguisher.
To fit in place, insert the fire extinguisher back into the bracket and secure
with straps.
Please read the instructions which are attached to the fire extinguisher.
Pay attention to the expiration date of the fire extinguisher. If the fire extinguisher is used after the expiration date, its proper function is not assured.
WARNING
The fire extinguisher must always be secured safely so that they do not
come loose when making an emergency braking or in a vehicle collision
which could cause injuries to occupants.
Note
The fire extinguisher is part of the scope of delivery in certain countries only.

Fig. 216 Vehicle tool kit


The tool kit is housed in a box in the spare or emergency wheel compartment
or in this storage space.
Depending on the equipment variant, the vehicle tool kit may not contain all
of the following components.
1 Screwdriver
2 Key for removing and installing the tail light
3 Adapter for anti-theft wheel bolts
4 Towing eye
5 Clamps for removing the wheel trims
6 Jack with sign
7 Crank for the jack
8 Wheel wrench
9 Extraction pliers for wheel bolt caps
10 Breakdown kit
WARNING
The factory-supplied lifting jack is only intended for your model of vehicle.
Under no circumstances attempt to lift heavier vehicles or other loads.

212

Do-it-yourself

CAUTION
Screw the jack back into the starting position before storing in the box with
the vehicle tool kit.
Ensure that the vehicle tool kit is safely secured in the luggage compartment.
Ensure that the box is always secured with the strap.

Note
The declaration of conformity is included with the jack or the log folder.

For vehicles with manual transmission select 1st gear.


On vehicles with automatic transmission, place the selector lever in the P
position.

The parking brake switch.


Uncouple any trailers.
Removing/stowing the wheel
Fig. 217
Take out the wheel

Changing a wheel

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Preparation
Removing/stowing the wheel
Full wheel trim
Wheel bolts
Anti-theft wheel bolts
Loosening/tightening wheel bolts
Raising the vehicle
Remove the wheel / fix
Follow-up tasks

213
213
213
214
214
215
215
216
216

For your own safety and the safety of your passengers, the following instructions must be observed before carrying out a wheel change on the road.
Switch on the hazard warning light.
Place the warning triangle at the prescribed distance.
Park the vehicle as far away as possible from flowing traffic.
Choose a location with a flat, solid surface.
Have all the occupants get out. The passengers should not stand on the
road (instead they should remain behind a crash barrier, for instance) while
the wheel is being changed.

Preparation
Before changing the wheel, the following work must be carried out.

Switch off the engine.

The wheel is located in a well under the floor covering in the boot and is fixed
in place with special bolt B Fig. 217.
Take out the wheel
Open the boot lid.
Raise the floor covering in the boot page 103.
Loosen the retaining belt and take out the box with the tool kit.
Remove locking A in the direction of arrow 1 Fig. 217.
Unscrew nut B in the direction of arrow 2 .
Remove the wheel.
Store wheel away
Place the wheel into the wheel well with the wheel rim pointing downward.
Pull the fixing band through the opposite holes in the wheel rim.
Screw in nut B in the opposite direction to arrow 2 Fig. 217.
Insert locking A in the opposite direction to which arrow 1 is pointing.
Replace the box with the tool kit into the emergency or spare wheel and secure it with the tape.
Fold back the floor covering in the boot page 107.
Shut the boot lid.

Full wheel trim


Before removing the wheel bolts, remove the full wheel trim.

Emergency equipment, and self-help

213

Extracting
Hook the clamp found in the vehicle tool kit page 212 into the reinforced
edge of the wheel trim.
Push the wheel wrench through the clamp, support on the tyre and pull off
the wheel trim.
Installing
Press the wheel trim onto the wheel rim at the designated valve opening.
Then press the trim into the wheel rim until its entire circumference locks
correctly in place.
Notes on wheel trims supplied at the factory or from KODAOriginal Accessories.
When using an anti-theft wheel bolt, make sure that this has been fitted according to the position marked on the back of the wheel cover position.
On the back of the wheel cover, the position for the anti-theft wheel bolt is
marked by means of a symbol. If the wheel cover is set outside the position
marked for the anti-theft wheel bolt, there is a risk of damaging the wheel
cover.
If wheel trims are fitted, an adequate flow of air must be assured in order to
cool the brake system.
CAUTION
Use the pressure of your hand only, do not strike the full wheel trim. The cover
could be damaged.
Note
We recommend that you use hub caps from KODA Original Accessories.

Wheel bolts
Fig. 218
Remove the cap

Extracting

Push the extraction pliers page 212 sufficiently far onto the cap until the
inner catches of the pliers are positioned at the collar of the cap.

Remove the cap in the direction of the arrow Fig. 218.


Fitting

Push the cap onto the wheel bolt up to the stop.


Anti-theft wheel bolts
Fig. 219
Principle sketch: Anti-theft
wheel bolt with adapter

The anti-theft wheel bolts protect the wheels from theft. These can only be
loosened or tightened with the use of adapter B Fig. 219.

Remove the full wheel trim or the caps of the wheel bolts.
Insert adapter B Fig. 219 with the toothed side all the way into the inner
teeth in the head of the anti-theft wheel bolts A .

Push the wheel wrench onto the adapter B up to the stop.


Loosen or tighten the wheel bolt page 215.
Remove the adapter.
Replace the wheel trim and the caps.
The adapter for the anti-theft wheel bolts must always be kept in the vehicle
in preparation for a possible wheel change. The adapter is stowed in the tool
kit.
With wheel trims supplied at the factory or from KODA Original Accessories,
the position of the anti-theft wheel bolt is marked on the back of the wheel
trim.
When using an anti-theft wheel bolt, make sure that this has been fitted according to the position marked on the back of the wheel cover position.

Before removing the wheel bolts, remove the caps.

214 Do-it-yourself

Note
Note down the code number located on both the adapter and also on the
end of each anti-theft wheel bolt. This number can be used to purchase a replacement adapter from KODA Genuine Parts if required.
The anti-theft wheel bolt set and adapter can be purchased from a KODA
Partner.

Raising the vehicle

Loosening/tightening wheel bolts


Fig. 220
Changing a wheel: Loosening the
wheel bolts

Fig. 221 Jacking points for the jack Version 1 / version 2

Before removing the wheel bolts, remove the wheel bolt caps.
Release
Push the wheel wrench onto the wheel bolt to the stop.
Use the appropriate adapter for undoing the anti-theft wheel bolts page 214.

Grasp the end of the wrench and turn the bolt about one turn in the direction
of the arrow Fig. 220.

Tightening
Push the wheel wrench onto the wheel bolt to the stop.
Use the appropriate adapter for tightening the anti-theft wheel bolts
page 214.

Grasp the end of the wrench and turn the bolt against the direction of the
arrow Fig. 220, until it is tight.

After tightening the wheel bolts, replace the caps.


WARNING
If it proves difficult to undo the bolts, carefully apply pressure to the end of
the wrench with your foot. Keep hold of the vehicle when doing so, and
make sure you keep your footing.

Fig. 222 Schematic diagram: Positioning the jack


The jack from the vehicle tool kit must be used in order to raise the vehicle.
Position the car jack at the jacking point closest to the flat tyre .
Jacking points version 1
The jacking points are located on the metal bar of the lower beam.
Their positions are indicated by embossed markings A Fig. 221 in the side of
the lower beam.
Jacking points version 2
The mounting points are located on the metal bar of the lower beam in the recess at the bottom of the plastic lower-beam casing B Fig. 221.
Their positions are indicated by embossed markings B in the side of the lower

beam.

Emergency equipment, and self-help

215

Raising the vehicle


Insert the crank 7 into the mount on the jack 6 page 212.
Support the base plate of the jack with its entire surface resting on level
ground and ensure that the lever is positioned vertically to the jacking point
Fig. 222.
Use the crank to raise the jack until its claw encloses the bar Fig. 222.
Continue to raise the jack until the wheel is just lifted off the ground.
WARNING
If the wheel has to be changed on a slope, first of all block the opposite
wheel with a stone or similar object to prevent the vehicle from unexpectedly rolling away.
Secure the base plate of the lifting jack with suitable means to prevent
possible moving. A soft and slippery ground under the base plate may move
the lifting jack, causing the vehicle to fall down. It is therefore always necessary to place the lifting jack on a solid surface or use a wide and stable
base. Use a non-slip base (e.g. a rubber foot mat) if the surface is smooth,
such as cobbled stones, tiled floor, etc.
Only attach the lifting jack to the attachment points provided for this purpose.
Always raise the vehicle with the doors closed.
Never position any body parts, such as arms or legs under the vehicle,
while the vehicle is raised with a lifting jack.
When the vehicle is raised, never start the engine.

CAUTION
It is important to ensure that the jack is correctly attached to the bar of the
lower beam, as otherwise there is a risk of damage to the vehicle.

Remove the wheel / fix


When changing a wheel, the following instructions must be followed.

Remove the full wheel trim or the caps of the wheel bolts.
First of all slacken the anti-theft wheel bolt and then the other wheel bolts.
Jack up the vehicle until the wheel that needs changing is clear of the
ground.

Unscrew the wheel bolts and place them on a clean surface (cloth, paper,
etc.).

Remove the wheel carefully.


Attach the wheel and slightly screw on the wheel bolts.
Lower the vehicle.
216 Do-it-yourself

Tighten the wheel bolts opposite each other using the wheel wrench (alternating crosswise). Tighten the anti-theft wheel bolt last.

Replace the wheel trim and the caps.

When fitting unidirectional tyres, ensure that the direction of rotation is correct page 207.
All bolts must be clean and must turn easily.
If it is established when changing a wheel that the wheel bolts are corroded
and difficult to move, then these must be replaced.
Under no circumstances grease or oil the wheel bolts!
WARNING
Undo the wheel bolts only a little (about one turn) as long as the vehicle
has not yet been jacked up. Otherwise the wheel could become loose and
fall off.

Follow-up tasks
After changing the wheel, the following work must be carried out.

Stow the replaced wheel in the wheel well and secure it with a special screw.
Stow the tool kit in the space provided and secure using the band.
Check the tyre pressure on the installed wheel as soon as possible.
Have the tightening torque of the wheel bolts checked with a torque wrench
as soon as possible.

After changing the wheel, the tyre pressure must be adjusted. In vehicles with
tyre pressure monitoring, save tyre pressure values page 165.
Replace the damaged wheel or consult a specialist garage about repair options.
The prescribed tightening torque of the wheel bolts is 120 Nm.
WARNING
If the wheel bolts are tightened to a too low tightening torque, the rim
can come loose when the car is moving. A tightening torque which is too
high can damage the bolts and threads and this can result in permanent
deformation of the contact surfaces on the rim.
Drive cautiously and only at a moderate speed until the tightening torque
has been checked.

Puncture repair kit

Components of the puncture repair kit

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Components of the puncture repair kit
General information
Preparations for using the breakdown kit
Sealing and inflating the tyre
Notes for driving with a repaired tyre

217
218
218
218
219

Use the breakdown kit to reliably repair tyre damage caused by foreign bodies
or a puncture with diameters up to approx. 4 mm.
Performing a repair with the breakdown kit not at all intended to replace a
permanent repair on the tyre. Its purpose is to get you to the nearest specialist
garage.
The wheel must not be removed during repair.
Do not remove foreign bodies, which have penetrated the wheel profile from
the tyre (e.g. screws or nails).
Immediately replace the tyre that was repaired using the breakdown kit, or
consult a specialist garage about repair options.
WARNING
The sealant is hazardous to heath. Remove immediately if it comes into
contact with the skin.
Observe the manufacturer's usage instructions for the breakdown kit.

Note
A new bottle of sealant can be purchased from KODA Original Parts.

Fig. 223 Principle sketch: Components of the breakdown kit

Read and observe

on page 217 first.

Kit components Fig. 223


1 Sticker with speed designation max. 80 km/h/max. 50 mph
2 Valve remover
3 Inflation hose with plug
4 Air compressor
5 Button for releasing the tyre pressure
6 12 volt cable connector
7 Tyre inflation hose
8 Tyre inflation pressure indicator
9 ON and OFF switch
10 Tyre inflator bottle with sealing agent
11 Replacement valve core
The valve remover 2 has a slot at its lower end which fits into the valve core.
The kit is located in a box under the floor covering in the luggage compartment. This contains a sealant and an air compressor.
Note
The declaration of conformity is included with the air compressor or the log
folder.
Emergency equipment, and self-help

217

General information

Read and observe

Sealing and inflating the tyre


on page 217 first.

For your own safety and the safety of your passengers, the following instructions must be observed before carrying out a wheel repair on the road.
Switch on the hazard warning light.
Place the warning triangle at the prescribed distance.
Park the vehicle as far away as possible from flowing traffic.
Choose a location with a flat, solid surface.
Have all the occupants get out. The passengers should not stand on the
road (instead they should remain behind a crash barrier, for instance) while
the wheel is being changed.
The breakdown kit must not be used under the following circumstances.
The rim is damaged.
The outside temperature is below -20 C.
The cut or puncture is larger than 4 mm.
The tyre wall is damaged.
The expiration date has passed (see inflation bottle).

Preparations for using the breakdown kit

Read and observe

on page 217 first.

The following preparatory work must be carried out before using the puncture
repair kit.

Switch off the engine.


For vehicles with manual transmission select 1st gear.
On vehicles with automatic transmission, place the selector lever in the P
position.

Firmly apply the handbrake.


Check that you can carry out the repairs with the breakdown kit page 217.
Uncouple any trailers.
Remove the breakdown kit from the boot.
Stick the sticker 1 Fig. 223 on page 217 on the dashboard in the driver's
field of view.
Unscrew the valve cap.
Use the valve remover 2 to unscrew the valve core and place it on a clean
surface (rag, paper, etc.).

218 Do-it-yourself

Read and observe

on page 217 first.

Sealing
Forcefully shake the tyre inflater bottle 10 Fig. 223 on page 217 back and
forth several times.
Firmly screw the inflation hose 3 onto the tyre inflater bottle 10 . The film on
the cap is pierced automatically.
Remove the plug from the inflation hose 3 and plug the open end fully onto
the tyre valve.
Hold the bottle 10 with the bottom facing upwards and fill all of the sealing
agent from the tyre inflator bottle into the tyre.
Remove the filler plug from the tyre valve.
Screw the valve core back into the tyre valve using the valve remover 2 .
Inflating
Screw the air compressor tyre inflation hose 7 Fig. 223 on page 217 firmly
onto the tyre valve.
For vehicles with manual transmission the lever into the neutral position.
On vehicles with automatic transmission, place the selector lever in the P
position.
Start the engine and run it in idle.
Plug the connector 6 into 12 volt socket page 93.
Switch on the air compressor with the ON and OFF switch 9 .
Allow the air compressor to run until a pressure of 2.0 - 2.5 bar is achieved.
Maximum run time of 8 minutes .
Switch off the air compressor.
If you cannot reach an air pressure of 2.0 - 2.5 bar, unscrew the tyre inflation
hose 7 from the tyre valve.
Drive the vehicle 10 metres forwards or backwards to allow the sealing agent
to distribute in the tyre.
Firmly screw the tyre inflation hose 7 back onto the tyre valve and repeat
the inflation process.
Switch off the air compressor.
Remove the tyre inflation hose 7 from the tyre valve.
Once a tyre inflation pressure of 2.0 - 2.5 bar is achieved, you can continue the
journey.

WARNING
If the tyre cannot be inflated to at least. 2.0 bar, the damage is too great.
The sealing agent cannot be used to seal the tyre. Do not drive the vehicle. Seek help from a specialist garage.
The tyre inflation hose and air compressor may get hot as the tyre is being inflated risk of burning.

CAUTION
Switch off the air compressor after running 8 minutes at the latest risk of
overheating! Allow the air compressor to cool a few minutes before switching
it on again.

Notes for driving with a repaired tyre

Read and observe

on page 217 first.

The inflation pressure of the repaired tyre must be checked after driving for 10
minutes.

The battery of another vehicle can be used to jump-start your vehicle if the engine will not start because the battery is flat.
WARNING
Pay attention to the warning instructions relating to working in the engine compartment page 194.
A discharged vehicle battery may already freeze at temperatures just below 0 C. If the battery is frozen, do not carry out a jump start with the battery of another vehicle risk of explosion!
Keep any sources of ignition (naked flame, smouldering cigarettes, etc.)
away from the battery risk of explosion!
Never jump-start vehicle batteries with an electrolyte level that is too low
risk of explosion and caustic burns.
The vent screws of the battery cells must be tightened firmly.

Note
We recommend you buy jump-start cables from a car battery specialist.

Jump-starting using the battery from another vehicle

If the tyre inflation pressure is 1.3 bar or less


Do not drive the vehicle! You cannot properly seal with tyre with the
breakdown kit.

Fig. 224
Jump-starting: A flat battery, B
battery providing current

If the tyre inflation pressure is 1.3 bar or more


Set the tyre pressure back to the correct value.
Continue driving carefully to the nearest specialist garage at a maximum
speed of 80 km/h (50 mph).
WARNING
A tyre filled with sealant has the same driving characteristics as a standard tyre.
Do not drive faster than 80 km/h (50 mph).
Avoid accelerating at full throttle, sharp braking and fast cornering.

Jump-starting

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Jump-starting using the battery from another vehicle

219

Emergency equipment, and self-help

219

Fig. 225
Engine earth: START-STOP system

Read and observe

on page 219 first.

The starting process using the battery of another vehicle requires the use of
jumper cables.
The jump-start cables must be attached in the following sequence.
Attach clamp 1 to the positive terminal of the discharged battery A
Fig. 224 .
Attach clamp 2 to the positive terminal of the battery supplying power B .
Attach clamp 3 to the negative terminal of the battery supplying power B .
Attach the clamp 4 to a solid metal part which is connected firmly to the engine block or to the engine block itself.

Negative cable colour coding in the majority of cases is black.


WARNING
Do not clamp the jump-start cable to the negative terminal of the discharged battery. There is the risk of detonating gas seeping out the battery
being ignited by the strong spark which results from the engine being started.
The non-insulated parts of the terminal clamps must never touch each
other risk of short circuit!
The jump-start cable connected to the positive terminal of the battery
must not come into contact with electrically conducting parts of the vehicle
risk of short circuit!
Route the jump-start cables so that they cannot be caught by any rotating parts in the engine compartment.

Towing the vehicle

Introduction

On vehicles with the START-STOP system Fig. 225, connect the jump-start
cable to the engine's earthing point.
Starting engine
Start the engine on the vehicle providing the power and allow it to idle.
Start the engine of the vehicle with the discharged battery.
If the engine does not start, terminate the attempt to start the engine after
10 seconds and wait for 30 seconds before repeating the process.
Remove the jump-start cables exactly in the reverse sequence as for attaching.
Both batteries must have a rated voltage of 12 V. The capacity (Ah) of the battery supplying the power must not be significantly less than the capacity of
the discharged battery in your vehicle.
Jump-start cables
Only use jump-start cables which have an adequately large cross-section and
insulated terminal clamps. Observe the instructions of the jumper lead manufacturer.
Positive cable colour coding in the majority of cases is red.

220 Do-it-yourself

Fig. 226 Braided tow ropes/spiral tow rope


This chapter contains information on the following subjects:
Front towing eye
Rear towing eye
Vehicles with a tow hitch

221
222
222

A braided tow rope must be used for towing Fig. 226- .


When towing, the following guidelines must be observed.
Vehicles with manual transmission may be towed in with a tow bar or a tow
rope or with the front or rear wheels raised.

Vehicles with automatic transmission may be towed in with a tow bar or a tow
rope or with the front wheels raised. If the vehicle is raised at rear, the automatic gearbox is damaged! If possible, the vehicle should be towed with the
engine running or at least with the ignition on.
Driver of the tow vehicle
Engage the clutch gently when starting off or depress the accelerator particularly gently if the vehicle is fitted with an automatic gearbox.
Only then approach correctly when the rope is taut.
The maximum towing speed is 50 km/h.
Driver of the towed vehicle
Switch on the ignition so that the steering wheel is not locked and so that
the turn signal lights, windscreen wipers and windscreen washer system can
be used.
Take the vehicle out of gear or move the selector lever into position N if the
vehicle is fitted with an automatic gearbox.
Please note that the brake servo unit and power steering only operate if the
engine is running. If the engine is not running, significantly more physical force
is required to depress the brake pedal and steer the vehicle.

WARNING
When towing, exercise increased caution.
Spiral tow ropes must not be used for towing Fig. 226- , the towing
eye may unscrew out of the vehicle - risk of accident.
The tow rope should not be twisted - risk of accident.

CAUTION
Do not start engine by towing - there is a risk of damaging the engine parts.
The battery from another vehicle can be used as a jump-start aid page 219,
Jump-starting.
There is always a risk of excessive stresses and damage resulting at the
points to which you attach the tow rope or tow bar when you attempt to tow a
vehicle which is not standing on a paved road.

Note
We recommend using a tow rope from KODA Original Accessories available
from a KODA Partner.

Front towing eye

If using a tow rope, ensure that it is always kept taught.


General information for the towing process
Both drivers should be familiar with the problems which might possibly occur
while a vehicle is being towed. Unskilled drivers should not attempt to tow in
another vehicle or to be towed in.
The vehicle must be transported on a special breakdown vehicle or trailer if it
is not possible to tow in the vehicle in the way described or if the towing distance is greater than 50 km.
If the gearbox no longer contains any oil, your vehicle must only be towed with
the front axle raised clear of the ground or on a breakdown vehicle or trailer.
To protect both vehicles when tow-starting or towing, the tow rope should be
elastic. Thus one should only use plastic fibre rope or a rope made out of a
similarly elastic material.
Attach the tow rope or the tow bar to the towing eyes page 221 or
page 222 to the detachable ball head of the towing equipment page 167.

Fig. 227 Removing the cap / installing the towing eye

Read and observe

and

on page 221 first.

Removing/installing the cap


Press on the cap in the direction of the arrow 1 Fig. 227.
Remove the cap in the direction of arrow 2 .
After unscrewing the towing eye, insert the cap in the area of arrow 1 and
then press the opposite side of the cap.
The cap must engage firmly.

Emergency equipment, and self-help

221

Removing/installing the towing eye


Manually screw the towing eye as far as it will go in the direction of the arrow 3 Fig. 227 .
For tightening purposes, we recommend, for example, using the wheel
wrench, towing eye from another vehicle or a similar object that can be pushed
through the eye.

Unscrew the towing eye against the direction of the arrow

3.

WARNING
The towing eye must always be screwed in fully and firmly tightened, otherwise the towing eye can tear when towing in or tow-starting.

Rear towing eye

Read and observe

and

on page 221 first.

Removing/installing the cap


Press on the cap in the direction of the arrow 1 Fig. 228 or Fig. 229.
Remove the cap in the direction of arrow 2 .
After unscrewing the towing eye, insert the cap in the area of arrow 1 .
Press the opposite side of the cap.
The cap must engage firmly.
Removing/installing the towing eye
Manually screw the towing eye in as far as it will go in the direction of the
arrow 3 Fig. 228 or Fig. 229 to the stop .
For tightening purposes, we recommend, for example, using the wheel
wrench, towing eye from another vehicle or a similar object that can be pushed
through the eye.

Unscrew the towing eye against the direction of the arrow

3.

WARNING
The towing eye must always be screwed in fully and firmly tightened, otherwise the towing eye can tear when towing in or tow-starting.

Vehicles with a tow hitch

Fig. 228 Expansion of the cap / installation of towing eye - Version 1

Read and observe

and

on page 221 first.

On vehicles with a factory-fitted towing device, there is no mount for the


screw-in towing eye behind the cap.
Use the built-in detachable ball rod for towing page 167, Hitch.
Towing the vehicle using the towing device is a viable alternative solution to
using the towing eye.
CAUTION
The detachable ball rod and/or the vehicle can be damaged if an unsuitable
tow bar is used.

Fig. 229 Expansion of the cap / installation of towing eye - Version 2

222 Do-it-yourself

Note
The detachable ball rod must always be in the vehicle so that it can be used for
towing, if necessary.

Insert the new battery.


Insert the battery cover

Remote control

Introduction

Synchronising the remote control

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Replacing the battery in the remote control key
Synchronising the remote control
replace battery in the remote control the auxiliary heating (auxiliary
heating)

223
223
223

CAUTION
We recommend having faulty rechargeable batteries replaced by a KODA
service partner.
Pay attention to the correct polarity when changing the battery.

Note
If a key has an affixed decorative cover, this will be destroyed when the battery is replaced. A replacement cover can be purchased from a KODA Partner.

Read and observe

Synchronise the key as follows.

Press any button on the remote control key.


Unlock the door with the key via the lock cylinder within 1 minute of pressing
the button.

replace battery in the remote control the auxiliary heating


(auxiliary heating)
Fig. 231
Radio remote control: Battery
cover

Fig. 230 Remove cover/take out battery


Read and observe

on page 223 first.

The battery change is carried out as follows.

Flip out the key.


Press off the battery cover

A Fig. 230 with your thumb or by using a flat


screwdriver in region B .
Open the battery in the direction of the arrow 1 .
Remove the discharged battery in the direction of arrow 2.

on page 223 first.

If the vehicle does not unlock when pressing the remote control, the key may
not be synchronised. This can occur when the buttons on the remote control
key are actuated a number of times outside of the operative range of the
equipment or the battery in the remote control key has been replaced.

Replacing the battery in the remote control key

A and press it down until it clicks audibly into place.

Read and observe

on page 223 first.

The battery is located under a cover on the back of the radio remote control
Fig. 231.

Insert a flat, blunt object, such as a coin, into the gap of the battery cover.
Turn the cover against the direction of the arrow up to the mark to open the
cover.

Replace the battery.


Return the battery cover.
Turn the cover in the direction of the arrow up to the initial marking, engage.

Emergency equipment, and self-help

223

Emergency unlocking/locking

Locking the door without a locking cylinder

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Unlocking/locking the driver's door
Locking the door without a locking cylinder
Unlock the boot lid
Selector lever-emergency unlocking

224
224
224
225

Unlocking/locking the driver's door


Fig. 233 Emergency locking: Left/right rear door
An emergency locking mechanism is located on the face side of the doors
which have no locking cylinder, it is only visible after opening the door.

Remove the panel A Fig. 233.


Insert the vehicle key into the slot and turn in the direction of the arrow
(spring-loaded position).
A.

Replace the cover

Unlock the boot lid


Fig. 232 Handle on the driver's door: covered locking cylinder/locking cylinder with key
The driver's door can be unlocked or locked in an emergency.

Pull on the door handle and hold.


Insert the vehicle key into the slot on the bottom of the cover Fig. 232.
Open the cover in the direction of the arrow.
Release the door handle.
For vehicles with LHD, insert the remote control key into the lock cylinder
with the buttons facing upwards and unlock or lock the vehicle.

For vehicles with RHD, insert the remote control key into the lock cylinder
with the buttons facing downwards and unlock or lock the vehicle.

Pull on the door handle and hold.


Replace the cap in its original position.

CAUTION
Make sure you do not damage the paint when performing an emergency locking/unlocking.

224 Do-it-yourself

Fig. 234 Unlocking the boot lid: Version 1 / version 2


The boot lid can be unlocked manually.

Fold the rear seat backrest forward page 87.


Insert a screwdriver or similar tool into the recess or the opening in the trim
Fig. 234 as far as the stop.

Unlock the lid by moving it in the direction of the arrow.

Open the boot lid.

Replacing the windscreen wiper blades

Selector lever-emergency unlocking

Fig. 236 Windscreen wiper blade


Fig. 235 Selector lever-emergency unlocking

Firmly apply the handbrake.


Open the stowage compartment in the front centre console page 91.
Grab hold of the cover A in the area of the arrows and carefully raise it forwards in the direction of the arrow 1 and then backwards Fig. 235.

Use a finger to press the yellow plastic part in the direction of the arrow 2 .
At the same time, press the locking button in the selector lever and move
the selector lever to position N.

If the selector lever is moved again to position P, it is once again blocked.

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Replacing the windscreen wiper blades
Replacing the rear window wiper blade
WARNING
Replace the windscreen wiper blades once or twice a year for safety reasons. These can be purchased from a KODA Partner.

on page 225 first.

Before replacing the windscreen wiper blade, put the windscreen wiper arms
into the service position.
Service position for changing wiper blades
Closing the bonnet.
Switch the ignition on and off again.
Within 10 seconds, press the lever in position 4 and hold it in position for
around 2 seconds page 78, Windscreen wipers and washers.
The windscreen wiper arms move into the service position.

Replacing windscreen wiper blades

Read and observe

225
226

Removing the wiper blade


Lift the wiper arm from the window in the direction of 1 Fig. 236.
Tilt the wiper blade to the stop in the same direction.
Hold the upper part of the wiper arm and press the securing mechanism A
in the direction of arrow 2 .
Remove the wiper blade in the direction of the arrow 3 .
Attaching the windscreen wiper blade
Push the windscreen wiper blade to the stop until it locks into place.
Check that the windscreen wiper blade is correctly attached.
Fold the windscreen wiper arm back to the windscreen.
Turn on the ignition and press the lever into position 4 page 78, Windscreen wipers and washers.
The windscreen wiper arms move into the home position.

Emergency equipment, and self-help

225

Replacing the rear window wiper blade

Fuses and light bulbs


Fuses

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:

Fig. 237 Rear window wiper blade

Read and observe

on page 225 first.

Removing the wiper blade


Lift the wiper arm from the window in the direction of 1 Fig. 237.
Tilt the wiper blade to the stop in the same direction.
Hold the upper part of the wiper arm and press the securing mechanism A
in the direction of arrow 2 .
Remove the wiper blade in the direction of the arrow 3 .
Attaching the windscreen wiper blade
Push the windscreen wiper blade to the stop until it locks into place.
Check that the windscreen wiper blade is correctly attached.
Fold the windscreen wiper arm back to the windscreen.

226 Do-it-yourself

227
227
228
229
229

Fuses in the dash panel LHD


Fuses in the dash panel RHD
Assignment of the fuses in the dash panel
Fuses in the engine compartment
Assignment of fuses in the engine compartment
Individual electrical circuits are protected by fuses.

Switch off the ignition and the corresponding power consuming device before
replacing a fuse.
Find out which fuse belongs to the component that is not operating
page 228, Assignment of the fuses in the dash panel or page 229, Assignment of fuses in the engine compartment.
Electrically adjustable seats are protected by automatic circuit breakers, which
switch on again automatically after a few seconds after the overload has been
eliminated.
Colour coding of fuses
Fuse colour

Maximum amperage

light brown
dark brown
red
blue
yellow/blue
white
green/pink
orange/green
red

5
7.5
10
15
20
25
30
40
50

WARNING
Always read and observe the warnings before completing any work in the
engine compartment page 194.
CAUTION
Never repair fuses, and do not replace them with fuses of a higher amperage risk of fire! This may also cause damage at other points in the electrical
system.
If a newly inserted fuse blows again after a short time, have the electrical
system checked as quickly as possible by a specialist garage.
A blown fuses is recognisable by the molten metal strip. Replace the faulty
fuse with a new one of the same amperage.

Remove the plastic clip under the cover of the fuse box in the engine room
Fig. 242 on page 229 .

Place the clip onto the respective fuse and pull the fuse out.
Insert a new fuse.
Replace the bracket at the original position.
Fold back the storage compartment by pressing into the secured position in
the dash panel in the direction of the arrow 2 .

Close the storage compartment.

Fuses in the dash panel RHD

Note
We recommend always carrying replacement fuses in the vehicle. A box of
replacement fuses and bulbs can be purchased from KODA Original Accessories.
There can be several power consuming devices for one fuse.
Multiple fuses may exist for a single power consuming device.

Fuses in the dash panel LHD

Fig. 239 Storage compartment on the front passenger's side: RHD


Fig. 238
Storage compartment on the
driver's side: LHD

Read and observe

and

on page 227 first.

On left-hand drive vehicles, the fuse box is located behind the storage compartment in the left-hand section of the dash panel.
Replacing fuses
Open the storage compartment page 90.
Grab hold of the storage compartment in the area of the arrows Fig. 238.
Fold out the storage compartment by pulling in the direction of arrow 1 .

Read and observe

and

on page 227 first.

On right-hand drive vehicles, the fuse box is located on the front passenger's
side behind the stowage compartment in the left-hand section of the dash
panel.
Removing the storage compartment and replacing the fuse
Insert a screwdriver under the side cover Fig. 239.
Unlock the cover in the direction of the arrow 1 .
Push the cover out in the direction of the arrow 2 .
Open the storage compartment.
Insert a screwdriver from the side into the dash panel in the direction of arrow 3 .
Use the screwdriver to unlock the brake rod A of the storage compartment
in the direction of arrow 4 .
Remove the storage compartment in the direction of the arrow 5 .
Remove the plastic clip under the cover of the fuse box in the engine room
Fig. 242 on page 229 .
Place the clip onto the respective fuse and pull the fuse out.
Fuses and light bulbs

227

Insert a new fuse.


Replace the bracket at the original position.
Installing the storage compartment
B of the storage compartment behind the brackets C
Fig. 239.
Push in the storage compartment in the opposite direction of the arrow 5 .
Insert the brake rod and lock it against the arrow 4 with a screwdriver.
Push in the side cover against the direction of the arrow 2 .
Press the side cover fully against the direction of the arrow 1 .
Close the storage compartment.

Move the stop buffer

Assignment of the fuses in the dash panel


Fig. 240
Fuses

Read and observe


No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11

and

on page 227 first.


Consumer

Not assigned
Not assigned
Not assigned
Not assigned
Databus
Alarm sensor
Air conditioning, heating, recipient of the wireless remote control
for auxiliary heating, selector lever of the automatic transmission
Light switch, rain sensor, diagnostic socket
Haldex clutch
Touchscreen
Heated rear seats

228 Do-it-yourself

No.

Consumer

12
13

Radio
Belt tensioner - driver's side

14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22

Air blower for air conditioning,heating


Electric steering lock
Signal amplifier for telephone, telephone preinstallation
Instrument cluster
Not assigned
KESSY
Operating lever underneath the steering wheel
Not assigned
Towing hitch - contact in the socket

23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33

Light - right
Panorama roof
Central locking front door - left, power windows - left
Heated front seats
Music amplifier
Towing hitch - left light
CNG relay
Not assigned
Headlight - left
Parking aid (Park Assist)
Airbag switch for hazard warning lights
TCS, ESC button, tyre control display, pressure sensor for air-conditioning, reverse light switch, interior mirror with automatic dimming, START-STOP button, telephone preinstallation, control for
heating of rear seats, sensor for air-conditioning, 230 V power
socket, sport-sound generator
Headlight, headlamp beam adjustment, diagnostic connector, camera, radar
Headlight right
Headlight left
Towing hitch - right light

34

35
36
37
38

No.
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53

Consumer
Central locking front door - right, power windows - front and rear
right
12-Volt power socket
Not assigned
Central locking rear door - left, right, headlight washer system,
windscreen washer system
Visor for gas discharge bulbs, interior lighting
Towing hitch - contact in the socket
Operating the seat adjustment
230-Volt power socket
Rear window wiper
Not assigned
Coil on starter relay, clutch pedal switch
Opening the boot lid
Belt tensioner - front passenger side
Not assigned
Relay for rear window heater

Fuses in the engine compartment

Fig. 242
Cover for the fuse box in the engine compartment: Plastic clip
for fuses

Read and observe

and

on page 227 first.

Replacing fuses
Press together the interlocks of the cover simultaneously in the direction of
the arrow 1 Fig. 241.
Remove the cover in the direction of the arrow 2 .
Replace the appropriate fuse.
Place the cover on top of the fusebox.
Push in the interlocks on the cover and lock.
CAUTION
The cover for the fuse box in the engine compartment must always be applied
correctly. Water may get into the fuse box if the cover is not replaced properly
- there is a risk of damage to the vehicle.

Assignment of fuses in the engine compartment

Read and observe


No.
1
2
3

Fig. 241 Removing the fuse box cover/fuses

4
5
6
7

and

on page 227 first.


Consumer

ESC, ABS
ESC, ABS
Engine control unit
Radiator fan, oil temperature sensor, air volume sensor, control
valve for fuel pressure, relay for electrical auxiliary heating, engine
components
Coil of the relay for the ignition system, coil of the CNG relay, engine components
Brake sensor
Coolant pump, radiator shutter, engine components
Fuses and light bulbs

229

No.

Change bulb for long-distance, daytime running lights and parking light
switch
Change bulb for additional parking light
Change bulb for fog light switch - Variant 1
Change bulb for fog light switch - Variant 2
Replacing the bulb for the licence plate light
Rear Light
Replacing bulbs in the rear light - Variant 1
Replacing bulbs in the rear light - Variant 2

Consumer

8
9

Lambda probe
Ignition, glow plug system, engine components

10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18

Fuel pump, ignition


Electrical auxiliary heating system
Electrical auxiliary heating system
Automatic gearbox
Windscreen heater - right
Horn
Ignition, fuel pump
ABS, ESC, motor control unit, relay coil for the heated windscreen
Databus, battery data module

19
20
21
22
23
24
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38

Windscreen wipers
Alarm
Windscreen heater - left
Engine control unit
Starter
Electrical auxiliary heating system
Not assigned
Not assigned
Not assigned
Haldex clutch
Not assigned
Not assigned
Aux. heating
Not assigned

Some manual skills are required to change a bulb. For this reason, we recommend having bulbs replaced by a specialist garage or seeking other expert help
in the event of any uncertainties.
Switch off the ignition and the relevant lights before replacing a bulb.
Faulty bulbs must only be replaced with the same type of bulbs. The designa-

tion is located on the light socket or the glass bulb.


A stowage compartment for replacement bulbs is located in a plastic box in
the spare wheel or underneath the floor covering in the luggage compartment.
We recommend having the headlight settings checked by a specialist garage
after replacing a bulb in the low, high or fog beam.
In case of failure of a xenon gas discharge lamp or an LED diode, visit a specialist garage.
WARNING
Always read and observe the warnings before completing any work in the
engine compartment page 194.
Accidents can be caused if the road in front of the vehicle is not sufficiently illuminated and the vehicle cannot or can only be seen with difficulty by other road users.
Bulbs H7 H8 and H15 are pressurised and may burst when changing the
bulb - risk of injury! We therefore recommended wearing gloves and safety
glasses when changing a bulb.
Do not carry out any work on the Xenon gas discharge lamps - risk of
death!

Bulbs

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Bulb arrangement in the headlights
Replacing the low beam bulb

230 Do-it-yourself

232
232
232
233
233
234
235
235

231
231

CAUTION
Do not take hold of the glass bulb with naked fingers (even the smallest
amount of dirt reduces the working life of the light bulb). Use a clean cloth,
napkin, or similar.

Note
This Owner's Manual only describes the replacement of bulbs where it is possible to replace the bulbs on your own without any complications arising. Other
bulbs must be replaced by a specialist garage.
We recommend that a box of replacement bulbs always be carried in the vehicle. Replacement bulbs can be purchased from KODAOriginal Accessories.

Replacing the low beam bulb

Bulb arrangement in the headlights


Fig. 243
Principle sketch: Headlights
Fig. 244 Headlight with halogen bulb: Bulb for low beam

Read and observe

and

on page 230 first.

Turn the protective cap A Fig. 243 on page 231 in direction of the arrow.
Disconnect the connector with the light bulb in the direction of arrow 1

Fig. 244.

Read and observe

and

on page 230 first.

The vehicle is equipped with headlights with halogen lamps or with a xenon
discharge lamp and a halogen bulb.
Bulb arrangement Fig. 243
A Low beam with halogen bulb or xenon gas discharge lamp
B Main beam, daytime running lights and parking lights/additional parking
light

Remove the connector to the bulb in the direction of arrow 2 .


Remove the connector.
Insert the connector with the new bulb so that the fixing lug A

Fig. 244
fits the bulb into the recess on the reflector.
Remove the hook in the direction of arrow 3 .
Insert the protective cap A Fig. 243 on page 231 and turn it opposite to the
direction of the arrow.

Fuses and light bulbs

231

Change bulb for long-distance, daytime running lights and parking


light switch
Fig. 245
Bulbs for main beam, daytime
running lights, and parking light

Grasp the lamp socket at the places marked by arrows.


Remove the faulty bulb from the holder in the direction of the arrow 2 .
Insert a new bulb in the bulb holder up to the stop.
Replace the bulb holder in the headlamp with the bulb.
Insert the protective cap B Fig. 243 on page 231 and turn it in the direction
opposite to the arrow.

Change bulb for fog light switch - Variant 1

Read and observe

and

on page 230 first.

Turn the protective cap B Fig. 243 on page 231 in direction of the arrow.
Pull the holder until it stops in the arrow direction 1 Fig. 245.
Remove the holder in the direction of the arrow 2 .
Insert the bulb holder with the new bulb and turn opposite to arrow direction
1 as far as the stop.

Insert the protective cap

B Fig. 243 on page 231 and turn it in the direction

opposite to the arrow.

Change bulb for additional parking light

Fig. 247 Remove the fog lamp / bulb change - Version 1

Fig. 246 Headlights with Xenon light: Bulb for additional parking light

Read and observe

and

on page 230 first.

Turn the protective cap B Fig. 243 on page 231 in direction of the arrow.
Remove the bulb holder with the bulb by jiggling it out in the direction of the
arrow 1 Fig. 246.

232 Do-it-yourself

Read and observe

and

on page 230 first.

Remove the protective grille and headlight


Insert in opening A Fig. 247 the clamps for removing the full wheel covers
page 212, Vehicle tool kit.
Loosen the protective grille by pulling the hook in the direction of arrow 1 .
Remove the protective grille in the direction of the arrow 2 .
Unscrew the screws B with the screwdriver from the tool kit.
With the key 2 page 212, Vehicle tool kit unlock the locking C in direction
of arrow 3 .
Remove the headlight in the direction of arrow 4 .

Replacing the light bulb


Press the latch on the connector in the direction of arrow 5 .
Remove the key in the direction of the arrow 6 .
Pull the lamp holder until it stops in the arrow direction 7 .
Remove the lamp holder in the direction of the arrow 8 .
Insert the new bulb into the headlight and turn counter to the direction of
arrow 7 as far as the stop.
Fit the connector.
Refit the headlight and grille
Replace the fog light by inserting it in the opposite direction of the arrow 4
Fig. 247 and tighten.
Insert the protective grille and carefully press it in.
The protective grille must engage firmly.

Change bulb for fog light switch - Variant 2

Read and observe

and

on page 230 first.

Remove cover and headlight


Insert in opening A Fig. 248 the clamps for removing the full wheel covers
page 212, Vehicle tool kit.
Remove the cover by pulling the hook in the direction of arrow 1 .
Unscrew the screws B with the screwdriver from the tool kit.
Remove the headlight in the direction of arrow 2 .
Remove the headlight in the direction of arrow 3 .
Replacing the light bulb
Press the latch on the connector in the direction of arrow 4 .
Remove the key in the direction of the arrow 5 .
Pull the lamp holder until it stops in the arrow direction 6 .
Remove the lamp holder in the direction of the arrow 7 .
Insert the new bulb into the headlight and turn counter to the direction of
arrow 6 as far as the stop.
Fit the connector.
Refitting the headlight and grille
Replace the fog light by inserting it in the opposite direction of the arrow 3
Fig. 248 and tighten.
Replace the cover and press in gently.
The cover must engage securely.

Replacing the bulb for the licence plate light

Fig. 248 Remove the fog lamp / bulb change - Version 2

Fig. 249 Remove the number plate light/replace the bulb

Read and observe

and

on page 230 first.

Open the boot lid.

Fuses and light bulbs

233

Push in the lamp in the direction of the arrow

Insert into opening

1 Fig. 249.

The lamp comes loose.

Swivel out the lamp in the direction of the arrow 2 and remove it.
Remove the faulty bulb from the holder in the direction of the arrow
Insert a new bulb into the holder.
Reinsert the lamp in the opposite direction to the arrow 1 .
Push on the light until the spring clicks into place.
Check that the light is securely inserted.

3.

A 1) Fig. 250 the clamps for removing the full wheel covers page 212, Vehicle tool kit .
Remove the cover by pulling the hook in the direction of arrow 1 .
Unscrew the screws B with the key from the tool kit.
Grasp the light and carefully remove with shaky movements in the direction
of arrow 2 .
Press together the interlocks on the connector 2) in the direction of arrow 3 .
Carefully remove the connector from the tail lamp assembly in the direction
of the arrow 4 .

Fitting
Insert the bulb holder in the light.

Rear Light

The locks on the plug must be inserted securely.

Insert the lamp with the pin

A Fig. 251 on page 235 into the recesses C


Fig. 250 in the body.
Carefully push the cover in .
Screw the tail lamp into place and install the cover.

The cover must engage securely.


CAUTION
Ensure that the cable bundle does not become pinched between the body
and the lamp when it is being refitted risk of damage to the electrical installation and risk of water ingress.
If you are not sure whether the cable bundle has become pinched, we recommend that you have the light connection checked by a specialist garage.
Ensure that the vehicle paintwork and the tail lamp are not damaged when
removing and installing the tail lamp.

Fig. 250 Remove light / pull out connector

Read and observe

and

on page 230 first.

Removing
Open the boot lid.

1)
2)

The position of the opening may vary depending on the vehicle model.
The design of the plug can vary depending on the vehicle equipment.

234 Do-it-yourself

Replacing bulbs in the rear light - Variant 1

Turn the respective light bulb Fig. 252 until it stops counter-clockwise and
remove it from the bulb holder.

Insert a new bulb into the holder and turn in a clockwise direction to the
stop.

Insert the bulb holder in the tail lamp assembly.


Screw on the lamp holder carefully.
Replacing bulbs in the rear light - Variant 2

Fig. 251 Outer part of the light: Basic light/light with LED diodes

Fig. 253 Outer part of the light: Basic light/light with LED diodes

Fig. 252 Inner part of the light: Basic light/light with LED diodes

Read and observe

and

on page 230 first.

Outer part of the lamp


Turn the bulb holder B Fig. 251 in an anti-clockwise direction and remove
it from the lamp housing.
Push the faulty bulb into the holder, turn in anti -clockwise direction up to
the stop and remove.
Insert a new bulb into the holder and turn in a clockwise direction to the
stop.
Replace the holder with the bulb into the lamp housing and turn in a clockwise direction to the stop.

Read and observe

and

on page 230 first.

Outer part of the lamp


Turn the socket with the bulb B in the direction of 1 Fig. 253.
Remove the socket with the bulb from the lamp housing in the direction of
arrow 2 .
Push the faulty bulb into the holder, turn in anti -clockwise direction up to
the stop and remove.
Insert a new bulb into the holder and turn in a clockwise direction to the
stop.
Reinsert the holder with the bulb into the lamp housing and turn in the opposite direction of the arrow 1 to the stop.

Inner part of the light

Unscrew the lamp holder Fig. 251 with the screwdriver from the car tool kit,
and remove the lamp holder from the light assembly.

Fuses and light bulbs

235

Vehicle characteristics

Technical data
Technical data
Basic vehicle data

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


Vehicle characteristics
Operating weight
Payload
Measurement of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions according to ECE
Regulations and EU Directives
Dimensions - Octavia
Dimensions - Octavia estate
Track gauge front/rear
Departure angle

236
237
238
239
240
241
242
243

The details given in the vehicle's technical documentation always take precedence over the details in the Owner's Manual.
The listed performance values were determined without performance-reducing equipment, e.g. air conditioning system.
The values given have been determined in accordance with regulations and in
conditions prescribed by legal or technical provisions for determining the operating and technical data of vehicles.
The values listed are for the basic model without optional equipment.

Fig. 254 Vehicle data sticker/type plate


Vehicle data sticker
The vehicle data sticker Fig. 254 - is located on the base of the luggage
compartment and is also fixed into the service schedule.
The vehicle data sticker contains the following data.
1 Vehicle identification number (VIN)
2 Vehicle type
3 Gearbox code/paint number/interior equipment/engine output/engine
code
4 Partial vehicle description
5 Approved tyre diameter in inches1)
The approved tyres and rim sizes for your vehicle are listed in the vehicle's
technical documentation (the so called COC document) and this also states the
declaration of conformity.
Type plate
The type plate Fig. 254 - is located at the bottom of the B-pillar on the
right driver's side.
The type plate contains the following data.
6 Manufacturer
7 Vehicle identification number (VIN)
8 Maximum permissible gross weight
9 Maximum permissible towed weight (towing vehicle and trailer)

1)

Only valid for some countries.

236 Technical data

10
11

Maximum permissible front axle load


Maximum permissible rear axle load

Vehicle identification number (VIN)


The vehicle identification number - VIN (vehicle body number) is stamped into
the engine compartment on the right hand suspension strut dome. This number is also located on a sign on the lower left hand edge below the windscreen
(together with a VIN bar code), and on the type plate.
The VIN number can also be displayed in the Infotainment Owners Manual
Infotainment, chapter CAR - vehicle settings.
Engine number
The engine number (three-digit identifier and serial number) is stamped on the
engine block.
Supplementary Information (applies to Russia)
The full type approval number of the means of transport is indicated in the
registration documents, field 17.

Operating weight - Octavia


Engine
1.2 l/63 kW TSI
1.2 l/81 kW TSI
1.4 l/81 kW TSI G-TEC

1.4 l/110 kW TSI

1.6 l/81 kW MPI

Maximum permissible trailer weight


The listed maximum allowable trailer weight is only valid for altitudes up to
1000 m above sea level.

1.8 l/132 kW TSI

The engine output falls as the height increases, as does the ability to climb.
Therefore, for every additional 1000 m in height (or part), the maximum permissible towed weight must be reduced by 10%.

1.6 l/66 kW TDI CR

The towed weight is made up of the actual weights of the loaded towing vehicle and the loaded trailer.

1.6 l/81 kW TDI CR

WARNING
Do not exceed the specified maximum permissible weights risk of accident and damage!

Operating weight
This value represents the minimum operating weight without additional
weight-increasing equipment such as air conditioning system, spare wheel, or
trailer hitch.
The specified operating weight is for orientation purposes only.
The operating weight also contains the weight of the driver (75 kg), the weight
of the operating fluids, the tool kit, and a fuel tank filled to 90 % capacity.

2.0 l/105 kW TDI CR

2.0 l/110 kW TDI CR


2.0 l/135 kW TDI CR

Transmission

Operating weight (kg)

MG
MG
DSG
MG
MG (EU5)
MG (EU6)
DSG (EU4, EU5)
DSG (EU6)
MG
AG
MG (EU4, EU5)

1225
1230
1255
1394
1250
1255
1265
1270
1210
1250
1315

MG (EU6)
DSG 4x4
DSG (EU4, EU5)
DSG (EU6)
MG
MG5
MG6
MG 4x4
DSG
MG
DSG
MG
MG 4x4
DSG
DSG 4x4

1320
1428
1330
1335
1305
1305
1280
1413
1320
1325
1345
1332
1438
1352
1463

Transmission

Operating weight (kg)

MG
DSG

1420
1440

Operating weight - Octavia RS


Engine
2.0 l/162 kW TSI

Technical data

237

Engine

Transmission

Operating weight (kg)

MG
DSG

1445
1465

MG
DSG

1445
1465

DSG 4x4

1550

Transmission

Operating weight (kg)

MG
MG
DSG
MG
MG (EU5)
MG (EU6)
DSG (EU4, EU5)
DSG (EU6)
MG
AG
MG (EU4, EU5)
MG (EU6)
DSG 4x4
DSG (EU4, EU5)
DSG (EU6)
MG
MG5
MG6
MG 4x4
DSG
MG
DSG

1247
1252
1277
1416
1272
1277
1287
1292
1232
1272
1337
1342
1450
1352
1357
1327
1327
1280
1435
1342
1347
1367

2.0 l/169 kW TSI

2.0 l/135 kW TDI CR


Warning triangle Octavia Combi
Engine
1.2 l/63 kW TSI
1.2 l/81 kW TSI
1.4 l/81 kW TSI G-TEC

1.4 l/110 kW TSI

1.6 l/81 kW MPI

1.8 l/132 kW TSI

1.6 l/66 kW TDI CR

1.6 l/81 kW TDI CR

2.0 l/105 kW TDI CR

238 Technical data

Engine

Transmission

Operating weight (kg)

2.0 l/110 kW TDI CR

MG
MG 4x4

1354
1458

2.0 l/135 kW TDI CR

DSG
DSG 4x4

1374
1485

Operating weight - Octavia Combi RS


Engine
2.0 l/162 kW TSI
2.0 l/169 kW TSI

2.0 l/135 kW TDI CR

Transmission

Operating weight (kg)

MG
DSG
MG
DSG
MG
DSG
DSG 4x4

1442
1462
1467
1487
1467
1487
1572

Operating weight - Octavia Combi Scout


Engine
1.8 l/132 kW TSI
2.0 l/110 kW TDI CR
2.0 l/135 kW TDI CR

Transmission

Operating weight (kg)

DSG 4x4
MG 4x4
DSG 4x4

1522
1526
1559

Note
If required, you can find out the precise weight of your vehicle at a specialist
garage.

Payload
It is possible to calculate the approximate maximum payload from the difference between the permissible total weight and the operating weight.
The payload consists of the following weights.
weight of the passengers.
weight of all items of luggage and other loads.
weight of the roof, including the roof rack system.
weight of the equipment that is excluded from the operating weight.
trailer drawbar load with trailer operation (max. 75 kg or 80 kg for vehicles with 4-wheel drive or 56 kg for G-TEC vehicles).

The
The
The
The
The

Measurement of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions according to


ECE Regulations and EU Directives
The data on fuel consumption and CO2 emissions were not available at the
time of going to press.
The data on fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are given on the KODA
websites or in the sales and technical vehicle documentation.
The measurement of the intra-urban cycle begins with a cold start of the engine. Afterwards urban driving is simulated.
In the extra-urban driving cycle, the vehicle is accelerated and decelerated in
all gears, corresponding to daily routine driving conditions. The driving speed
varies between 0 and 120 km/h.
The calculation of the combined fuel consumption considers a weighting of
about 37 % for the intra-urban cycle and 63 % for the extra-urban cycle.
Note
The fuel consumption and emission levels given on the KODA websites or in
the commercial and technical vehicle documentation have been established in
accordance with rules and under conditions that are set out by legal or technical rules for the determination of operational and technical data of motor vehicles.
Depending on the extent of the equipment, the driving style, traffic conditions, weather influences and vehicle condition, consumption values can in
practice result in fuel economy figures in the use of the vehicle that differ from
the fuel consumption values listed on the KODA websites or in the commercial and technical vehicle documentation.

Technical data

239

Dimensions - Octavia

Fig. 255 Vehicle dimensions


Vehicle dimensions for operating weight without driver (in mm)
Fig. 25
Specification
5
A
B
C
D
E
F

G
H
a)
b)
c)

Basic dimensions
Vehicles with off-road package
Vehicles with SPORT package
Front track page 242
Width
Rear track page 242
Width including exterior mirror
Basic dimensions
Clearance
Vehicles with off-road package
Vehicles with SPORT package
Basic dimensions
Wheel base Vehicles with 1.8 l/132 kW TSI engine
G-TEC vehicles
Length
Height

Valid for vehicles with 15" brakes


Valid for vehicles with 16" brakes
Only valid for some countries.

240 Technical data

Octavia

Octavia 4x4

Octavia RS

1461a)/1458b)
1476a)/1474b)
1446a)/1444b)

1460a)/1459b)
1475a)/1474b)
-

1449/1464c)
-

1814

1814

1814

2017
140
155
125
2686
2680
2680
4659

2017
138
154
2680
4659

2017
128/142c)
2680
4685

Dimensions - Octavia estate

Fig. 256 Vehicle dimensions


Vehicle dimensions for operating weight without driver (in mm)
Fig. 256 Specification

A
B
C
D
E
F

G
H
a)
b)
c)

Basic dimensions
Vehicles with off-road package
Vehicles with SPORT package
Front track page 242
Width
Rear track page 242
Width including exterior mirror
Basic dimensions
Clearance
Vehicles with off-road package
Vehicles with SPORT package
Basic dimensions
Wheel base
Vehicles with 1.8 l/132 kW TSI engine
G-TEC vehicles
Length
Height

Octavia Estate

OCTAVIA Estate
4x4

OCTAVIA Estate
RS

Octavia Combi
Scout

1465a)/1463b)
1480a)/1478b)
1450a)/1448b)

1465a)/1463b)
1480a)/1478b)
-

1452/1468c)
-

1531
-

1814

1814

1814

1814

2017
140
155
125
2686
2680
2680
4659

2017
139
154
2680
4659

2017
127/142c)
2680
4685

2017
171
2679
4685

Valid for vehicles with 15" brakes


Valid for vehicles with 16" brakes
Only valid for some countries.

Technical data

241

Track gauge front/rear


Engine

Front track

Rear track

1.2 l/63 kW TSI


1.2 l/81 kW TSI
1.4 l/81 kW TSI G-TEC
1.4 l/110 kW TSI
1.6 l/81 kW MPI
1.8 l/132 kW TSI
2.0 l/162 kW TSI
2.0 l/169 kW TSI
1.6 l/66 kW TDI CR
1.6 l/81 kW TDI CR
2.0 l/105 kW TDI CR

1549
1549
1543
1543
1549
1543/1538a)
1535
1535
1549
1549
1543

1520
1520
1515
1514
1520
1512/1506a)
1506
1506
1520
1520/1518b)
1514

1543/1538a)
1535/1538a)/1543b)

1514/1506a)/1512b)
1506/1512b)

2.0 l/110 kW TDI CR


2.0 l/135 kW TDI CR
a)
b)

Applies to Octavia Combi Scout vehicles.


Applies to Octavia 4x4/Octavia Combi 4x4 vehicles.

242 Technical data

Departure angle
Angle Fig. 257
A Overhang angle, front
B Overhang angle, rear
Overhang angle
The values shown indicate the maximum incline of an embankment, up which
the vehicle can drive at a slow speed without collision of the bumper or underbody.
The values listed correspond to the maximum axle load, front or back.
Fig. 257 Departure angle: Octavia/Octavia Combi
Departure angle () - Octavia
Octavia

Fig. 257
Basic dimension
Vehicles with off-road package
Vehicles with SPORT package
a)

Octavia 4x4

Octavia RS

14
15.1
12.9

12.3
13
12.5

14.1
15.3
-

12.4
12.2
-

14.1a)
12.9

12.8a)
12.4

Only valid for some countries.

Departure angle () - Octavia Combi


Fig. 257
Basic dimension
Vehicles with off-road package
Vehicles with SPORT package
a)

Octavia Estate

OCTAVIA Estate 4x4

OCTAVIA Estate RS

Octavia Combi Scout

13.9
14.9
12.8

12.2
13.2
12.4

14.2
15.3
-

12.5
12.4
-

14.1a)
12.8

12.6a)
12.3

16.7
-

13.8
-

Only valid for some countries.

Technical data

243

Vehicle-specific information depending on engine type

Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:


1.2 ltr. / 63 kW TSI engine
1.2 ltr. / 81 kW TSI engine
1.4 l/81 kW TSI G-TEC engine
1.4 ltr./110 kW TSI engine
1.6 l/81 kW MPI engine
1.8 l/132 kW TSI engine

244
244
245
245
245
246

2.0 l/162 kW TSI engine


2.0 ltr./169 kW TSI engine
1.6 ltr./66 kW TDI CR engine
1.6 ltr./81 kW TDI CR engine
2.0 l/105 kW TDI CR engine
2.0 ltr./110 kW TDI CR engine
2.0 ltr./135 kW TDI CR engine

246
246
247
247
247
248
248

The specified values have been determined in accordance with rules and under conditions set out by legal or technical requirements for determining operational
and technical data for motor vehicles.
The emissions standard is detailed in the technical vehicle documentation as well as in the certificate of conformity (COC document), which can be obtained from
a KODA partnera).
a)

Only valid for some countries and some models.

1.2 ltr. / 63 kW TSI engine


Output (kW/rpm)
Maximum torque (Nm at rpm)
Number of cylinders/displacement (cm3)
Body
Transmission
Top speed (km/h)
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s)

63/4300-5300
160/1400-3500
4/1197
Octavia
MG
181
12

Octavia Estate
MG
178
12.2

1.2 ltr. / 81 kW TSI engine


Output (kW/rpm)
Maximum torque (Nm at rpm)
Number of cylinders/displacement (cm3)
Body
Transmission
Top speed (km/h)
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s)

244 Technical data

81/4600-5600
175/1400-4000
4/1197
Octavia
MG
199
10.1

Octavia Estate
DSG
199
10.2

MG
196
10.3

DSG
196
10.4

1.4 l/81 kW TSI G-TEC engine


Output (kW/rpm)
Maximum torque (Nm at rpm)
Number of cylinders/displacement (cm3)
Body
Transmission
Top speed (km/h)
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s)

81/4800-6000
200/1500-3500
4/1395
Octavia
MG
195
10.9

Octavia Estate
MG
193
11

1.4 ltr./110 kW TSI engine


Output (kW/rpm)
Maximum torque (Nm at rpm)
Number of cylinders/displacement (cm3)
Body
Transmission
Top speed (km/h)
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s)

110/5000-6000
250/1500-3500
4/1395
Octavia
MG
219
8.1

Octavia Estate
DSG
219
8.2

MG
216
8.2

DSG
216
8.3

1.6 l/81 kW MPI engine


Output (kW/rpm)
Maximum torque (Nm at rpm)
Number of cylinders/displacement (cm3)
Body
Transmission
Top speed (km/h)
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s)

81/5800
155/3800-4000
4/1598
Octavia
MG
192
10.6

Octavia Estate
AG
190
12

MG
191
10.8

AG
188
12.2

Technical data

245

1.8 l/132 kW TSI engine


Output (kW/rpm)
Maximum torque (Nm at rpm)
Number of cylinders/displacement (cm3)
Body

Octavia

132/5100-6200 (132/4500-6200)a)
250/1250-5000 (280/1350-4500)a)
4/1798
Octavia Estate

Transmission

MG

DSG

DSG 4x4

MG

DSG

DSG 4x4

Top speed (km/h)


Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s)

231
7.3

231
7.4

229
7.4

229
7.4

229
7.5

227
7.5

a)

DSG 4x4
Scout
216
7.8

Applies to 4x4 vehicles.

2.0 l/162 kW TSI engine


Output (kW/rpm)
Maximum torque (Nm at rpm)
Number of cylinders/displacement (cm3)
Body
Transmission
Top speed (km/h)
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s)

162/4500-6200
350/1500-4400
4/1984
Octavia RS
MG
248
6.8

Octavia Combi RS
DSG
245
6.9

MG
244
6.9

DSG
242
7.1

2.0 ltr./169 kW TSI engine


Output (kW/rpm)
Maximum torque (Nm at rpm)
Number of cylinders/displacement (cm3)
Body
Transmission
Top speed (km/h)
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s)

246 Technical data

169/4700-6200
350/1500-4600
4/1984
Octavia RS
MG
250
6.7

Octavia Combi RS
DSG
249
6.8

MG
247
6.8

DSG
245
7

1.6 ltr./66 kW TDI CR engine


Output (kW/rpm)
Maximum torque (Nm at rpm)
Number of cylinders/displacement (cm3)
Body
Transmission
Top speed (km/h)
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s)

66/2750-4800
230/1400-2700
4/1598
Octavia
MG
186
12.2

Octavia Estate
MG
183
12.3

1.6 ltr./81 kW TDI CR engine


Output (kW/rpm)
Maximum torque (Nm at rpm)
Number of cylinders/displacement (cm3)
Body
Transmission
Top speed (km/h)
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s)

81/3200-4000
250/1500-3000
4/1598
MG5
197
10.6

MG6
206
10.6

Octavia
MG 4x4
193
11.3

DSG
197
10.7

Octavia Estate
MG6
MG 4x4
204
191
10.7
11.5

MG5
194
10.8

DSG
194
10.9

2.0 l/105 kW TDI CR engine


Output (kW/rpm)
Maximum torque (Nm at rpm)
Number of cylinders/displacement (cm3)
Body
Transmission
Top speed (km/h)
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s)

105/3500-4000
320/1750-3000
4/1968
Octavia
MG
215
8.7

Octavia Estate
DSG
212
8.9

MG
213
8.7

DSG
210
9

Technical data

247

2.0 ltr./110 kW TDI CR engine


Output (kW/rpm)
Maximum torque (Nm at rpm)
Number of cylinders/displacement (cm3)
Body
Transmission
Top speed (km/h)
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s)
a)

110/3500-4000
320/1750-3000 (340/1750-3000)a)
4/1968
Octavia Estate

Octavia
MG

MG 4x4

DSG

MG

MG 4x4

218
8.5/8.4a)

215
8.5

215
8.6/8.5a)

216
8.6/8.5a)

213
8.6

MG 4x4
Scout
207
9.1

DSG
213
8.7/8.6a)

Applies to cars with the EU6 emission standard.

2.0 ltr./135 kW TDI CR engine


Output (kW/rpm)
Maximum torque (Nm at rpm)
Number of cylinders/displacement (cm3)
Body
Transmission
Top speed (km/h)
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s)

248 Technical data

135/3500-4000
380/1750-3250
4/1968
Octavia
MG
RS
232
7.9

DSG
RS
230
7.9

Octavia Estate

DSG 4x4
228
7.1

DSG 4x4
RS
228
7.6

MG
RS
230
8

DSG
RS
228
8

DSG 4x4
226
7.2

DSG 4x4
Scout
219
7.8

DSG 4x4
RS
224
7.7

Index
A
abroad
lead-free petrol
190
Abroad
Headlights
74
ABS
Operation
136
Warning light
34
ACC
150
Control symbol
32
Warning lights
40
Acceptance and recycling of used vehicles
181
Accessories
178
Adaptive cruise control
automatic stop-start
151
Information messages
155
Operation
150
Operation Overview
152
Set/change the desired speed.
153
special driving conditions
154
Start control
152
Stop/resume control
152
Adaptive Cruise Control
150
Radar sensor
135
Set the clearance level
153
Warning lights
40
Adaptive headlight
see xenon headlight
70
Adjust
Auxiliary heating (auxiliary heating and ventilation)
118
Adjusting
Exterior mirrors
80
head restraints
82
seats
82
Steering wheel
9
the seats electronically
82

Adjusting the seats


8 Anti-theft wheel bolts
214
82 Armrest
Adjusting the seats electronically
86
Front
Adjustment
Rear
86
Headlight beam
68
artificial leather
187
Advance warning/emergency braking
Warning light
40 Ashtray
92
AHL
Assembling the
see xenon headlight
70
bar ball, Step 1
169
bar ball, Step 2
169
Air-conditioning system
Air outlet vents
116 Assistance systems
OFF ROAD-mode
138
Airbag
14
Deactivating
19 Assistance Systems
Deactivating the front passenger airbag
19
High-beam assistant
71
15 Assist systems
Deployment
135
Front airbag
15 Auto-check control
40
Head airbag
18 Automatic driving lamp control
70
Knee airbag
17
Automatic gearbox
129
Modifications and damage to the airbag system 180
Selector lever-emergency unlocking
225
Side airbag
17
Selector lever lock
130
Warning light
35
Starting-off and driving
131
Airbag system
14
Tiptronic
130
Air conditioning
112
Using the selector lever
129
Air distribution control
115 Automatic gearbox modes
129
Climatronic
114
Automatic load deactivation
204
Manual air conditioning
113
automatic transmission
Air distribution control
115
selector lever lock defect
130
Air outlet vents
116
Automatic transmission
Alarm
131
Kickdown
58
Enable/disable
Launch control
131
Switch off
58
Malfunction
37
Trailer
177
Selector lever lock
130
Triggering
58
Warning light
37
Alcantara
Warning messages
37
cleaning
187 AUX
99
Anodized parts
Auxiliary heating (auxiliary heating and ventilaRefer to vehicle maintenance
184
tion)
117
Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
136
Adjust
118
Anti-theft alarm system
Switching on/off
118
Enable/disable
58 Auxiliary heating (heating and ventilation)
Trailer
177
Radio remote control
119
Index

249

Avoiding damage to your vehicle

134

B
Bags
on the backs of the front seats
Ball head
Check fitting
Ready position
Ball rod
Ready position
Battery
In the remote control key
Belts
Belt tensioners
Bonnet
Closing
Opening
Boot
Class N1 vehicles
See Boot lid
Boot lid
automatic locking
Closing
Opening
Brake
information messages
warning light
Brake Assist (HBA)
Brake booster
brake fluid
specification
Brake fluid
Checking
information messages
Brake linings
warning light
Brake pedal (automatic transmission)
Warning light

250 Index

96
170
168
168
223
11
13
195
195
107
59
59
59
59
32
32
137
127
201
200
200
32
36
37

Brakes
Brake booster
Brake fluid
Braking and stabilisation systems
Handbrake
Running-in
Brakes and parking
Brake system
Braking
Information on braking
Bulbs
Replacing
Buttons in the doors
electric window lifters

127
200
135
127
132
126
135
126
230
62

C
Camera
Lens care
Camera lens
care
Car computer
see multifunction display
Care and maintenance
Cargo element
Caring for the vehicle exterior
Towing hitch
Car park
Car park ticket holder
Carrier
Roof rack
Cavity protection
Central locking
Problems
Central locking button
Change
bulb for additional parking light
bulb for fog lights - Version 1
bulb for fog lights - Version 2
bulb for high beam

185
185
41
178
106
186
128
90
110
185
53
57
55
232
232
233
232

bulb for the parking light


bulb in the rear light - Version 1
bulb in the rear light - Version 2
daytime running light bulb
light bulb in tail light
Changing
Engine oil
Wheels
Changing a wheel
Follow-up tasks
Preparation
Changing wheels
Wheel removal and fix
Charging a vehicle battery
Check
Fit ball head properly
Checking
Battery electrolyte level
Brake fluid
Coolant
Engine oil
Oil level
Windscreen washer fluid
Checks
Statutory checks
Children and safety
Child safety
Side airbag
Child safety lock
Child safety seat
Use of child safety seats
Child seat
Classification
ISOFIX
on the front passenger seat
TOP TETHER
Use of ISOFIX child seats
Chrome parts
Refer to vehicle maintenance
Cigarette lighter

232
235
235
232
234
197
213
216
213
216
203
170
202
200
199
198
198
196
178
20
22
57
22
22
23
21
25
24
184
92

Clean
Anodized parts
Chrome parts
Cleaning
Alcantara
and maintaining belts
artificial leather
headlight glasses
materials
natural leather
plastic parts
seats covers of the electrically heated seats
wheels
Cleaning safety
belt
Cleaning seat
covers
Cleaning the interior
artificial leather
Seat covers
Cleaning the vehicle exterior
Camera lens
Cavity protection
Decorative films
Door locking cylinder
Headlight glasses
Protective films
Under-body protection
wheels
Windows and external mirrors
Cleaning vehicle
Cleaning vehicle exterior
Anodized parts
Chrome parts
Plastic parts
Rubber seals
Vehicle paint work
Wiper blades
Clean interior
Safety belt

184
184
187
188
187
185
187
187
184
188
185
188
188
187
188
185
185
183
185
185
183
186
185
184
181
182
184
184
184
184
183
186
188

Climatronic
air distribution control
Automatic operation
Operating elements
Clothes hook
CNG
Gas leak
in a traffic accident
Natural gas reserve display
refuelling
Refuelling
Regular checks
Sticker
Warning light
Cockpit
12-Volt power outlet
Ashtray
Cigarette lighter
General view
Lighting
storage compartments
useful equipment
COMING HOME
compartments
Component protection
Components of the puncture repair kit
Compressed natural gas
see CNG
Computer
see multifunction display
Convenience operation
sliding / tilting roof
Window
convenience turn signal
Coolant
Checking
Replenishing
Temperature gauge
Warning light
Warning messages

115
115
114
96
193
193
193
30
192
192
193
193
37
93
92
92
27
74
89
89
73
89
180
217
193
41
65
64
69
198
199
200
29
37
37

CORNER
see Headlights with CORNER function
Correct routing of seat belt

73
12
8
10
10

Correct seated position


Front passenger
Rear seats
Correct seat position
Driver
Counter for distance driven
Crew Protect Assist
cruise control
operation
operation Description
Cruise control system
Warning light
Cruise Control System
Cup holders

9
30
160
148
149
36
148
91

D
DAY LIGHT
see Daylight running lights
Daylight running lights
De-icing
windows
De-icing the windscreen and rear window
Deactivating an airbag
Decorative films
Delayed locking of the boot lid
see boot lid
Departure angle
Diesel
refer to Fuel
Diesel fuel
Operation in winter
Diesel particulate filter
information messages
Digital Clock
Dipstick
Index

68
68
184
76
19
183
59
243
191
191
38
38
31
198

251

Disconnecting and reconnecting


vehicle battery
Display
Compass points
Coolant temperature
Gear changes
Natural gas reserve
Petrol / Diesel reserve
Service interval
Disposal
Acceptance and recycling of used vehicles
Distance driven
Distance warning
Warning light
Door
Child safety lock
Closing
Emergency locking
Emergency locking the driver's door
Opening
Door warning
double hooks
Drive
Driving through water
DriveGreen
Driver Steering Recommendation (DSR)
Driving
Emissions
Fuel consumption
through water
Driving mode
driving mode select
Normal mode
Driving Mode Selection
DSR

203
29
49
29
41
30
30
49
181
30
40
57
57
224
224
57
40
103
134
133
137
239
239
134
157
157
157
137

E
ECO-TIP
Eco-tips

252 Index

49
49

Economical driving
Tips
EDL
Electrical boot lid
set the top position of the lid
Electric boot lid
Force limit
Manual operation
Electric luggage compartment lid
Malfunctions
Operating
Electric window lifter
Window operation malfunctions
Electric window lifters
Buttons in the driver's door
Electronic differential lock (EDL, XDS)
Electronic immobilizer
emergency
replace battery in the remote control
Emergency
Changing a wheel
Hazard warning light system
Jump-starting
Locking the door without a locking cylinder
Locking the driver's door
Selector lever-unlocking
Switch off the engine by pressing a button
Towing the using the tow hitch
Towing the vehicle
Tyre repair
Unlocking the driver's door
emergency equipment
reflective vest
Emergency equipment
Fire extinguisher
First aid kit
Jack
Vehicle tool kit
Warning triangle
Emissions

132
137
61
60
60
61
60
64
64
62
62
137
120
223
213
73
219
224
224
225
123
222
220
217
224
211
212
211
212
212
211
239

Engine
Running-in
Warning messages
Engine compartment
Brake fluid
Overview
Vehicle battery
Engine number
engine oil
specification
Engine oil
Changing
Checking
Replenishing
Warning light
EPC
Warning light
ESC
Operation
Warning light
ESC Sport
Estate instrument
Natural gas reserve display
Estate Instrument panel
Petrol / Diesel reserve display
Exhaust inspection system
Warning light

132
37
194
200
196
201
236
197
197
197
198
198
38
35
136
34
136
30
30
34

F
Fastening elements
Fatigue detection
Function
Information messages
Films
Fire extinguisher
First aid kit
Floor covering
Fixing
in the luggage compartment

101
164
164
165
183
212
211
103
103

Fog lights
72
Warning light
36
80
Fold in passenger's mirror
Footmats
128
see footmats
128
Force limit
Electric boot lid
60
Power windows
63
Sliding/tilting roof
65
Front airbag
15
Front Assist
155
Disable/enable
156
Distance warning
156
157
Information messages
Operation
155
Radar sensor
135
Warning and automatic braking
156
Warning light
40
Front door warning light
75
fuel
lead-free petrol
190
Fuel
189
CNG
193
Diesel
191
Natural gas reserve display
30
Petrol / Diesel reserve display
30
refer to Fuel
189
189
Refuelling
Refuelling - natural gas
192
Warning light
36
Fuel consumption
239
Fuel filter
Warning messages
39
Fuel reserve
Warning light
36
Fuses
Assignment
226
Assignment of fuses in the dash panel
228
Colour coding
226
Fuse assignment in the engine compartment 229

Plastic clip
Replacing

229
226

G
Gear change
Gear recommendation
Information on the selected gear
Gear changing
Gear stick
General view
Cockpit
Genuine parts
Glasses compartment
Glow plug system
Warning light

41
41
128
27
179
95
34

H
Handbrake
Warning light
Hazard warning light system
HBA
Head airbag
Headlight cleaning system
Headlight cleaning system
Headlights
Bulb arrangement
Driving abroad
Headlight cleaning system
Headlights with CORNER function
Headrest
Removing and installing
Head restraints
Adjust height
Heater
Windscreen and rear window
Heating
Air distribution control
Controls

127
32
73
137
18
78
231
74
78
73
83
82
82
76
112
115
113

Exterior mirrors
Seats
HHC
High-beam assistant
High beam assistant
Warning light
Hill Start Assist (HHC)
Hitch
Drawback load
Hook
Horn

80
85
137
71
39
137
167
167
103
27

I
184
121
120

Ice scrapers
Ignition lock
Immobilizer
Individual settings
Locking
Unlocking
Inertia reel
Information system
Compass point display
Door warning
Eco-tips
Gear recommendation
Lap timer
MAXI DOT display
Multifunction display
operation
Service interval display
Stop watch
Information system operation
Infotainment
Instrument cluster
Auto-check control
Counter for distance driven
Display
Overview
Revolutions counter

56
56
13
40
49
40
49
41
48
44
41
42
49
48
42
4
28
40
30
29
28
29
Index

253

Temperature gauge
Warning lights
Interior care
Natural leather
Interior light
Front
Interior lights
Rear
Interior monitor
iPad holder
Behind the headrests
Handling
ISOFIX

29
31
186
187
74
75
58
99
99
23

J
Jack
Maintenance
Jump-starting

212
185
219

K
KESSY
Locking
Unlocking
Key
Locking
Starting the engine
Stopping the engine
Switching off the ignition
Switching on the ignition
Unlocking
Key CAR
see Infotainment
Knee airbag

55
55
54
121
121
121
121
54
4
17

L
Lamp failure
Warning light
Lamps
Warning light

254 Index

38
38

Lane Assist
see Lane Departure Warning
Warning light
Lane Departure Warning
Activation / deactivation
Information messages
Operation
Lap timer
Leather
Natural leather care
LEAVING HOME
Lever
Main beam
Turn signal
Levers
Windscreen wipers
Light
Cockpit
COMING HOME / LEAVING HOME
Fog lights
Headlights with CORNER function
High-beam assistant
Rear fog light
Replacing bulbs
travel mode
Xenon headlight
Light Assist
High-beam assistant
lighting
entry space
Lighting
Luggage compartment
Lights
Automatic driving lamp control
Daylight running
Hazard warning light system
Headlight beam range regulation
Headlight flasher
Low beam

160
36
160
162
162
161
48
187
73
69
69
78
74
73
72
73
71
72
230
71
70
71
75
100
67
70
68
73
68
69
68

Main beam
69
Parking lights
68, 74
68
Switching on and off
Turn signal
69
Warning lights
31
Load
238
Locking
Individual settings
56
KESSY
55
Key
54
Remote control
54
Locking and unlocking the vehicle from the inside
55
Locking the door without a locking cylinder
224
Emergency
Long cargo channel
88
Low beam
68
Low tyre pressure warning
See tyre pressure monitoring
165
Luggage compartment
100
Compartment with cargo element
106
Cover
104
Fastening elements
101
Fix floor covering
103
Fixing nets
102
floor covering on both sides
103
foldable hook
103
103
Folding double hooks
Lighting
100
Luggage net
104
Net partition
109
Roll-up cover
105
Storage compartments under the floor covering
106
Stowing the roof rack
111
unlock manually
224
Unlock the boot lid
224
Variable loading floor
107
Luggage compartment cover
104
Roll-up cover
105

Luggage compartment lid


Luggage net
Luggage storage
Multi-function pocket

59
104
107

M
Main beam
Warning light
Maintenance
see vehicle care
Manual air conditioning
Air distribution control
Controls
Manual gear changing
see gear changing
Manually
adjusting seats
Manually adjusting seats
MAXI DOT display
Lap timer
Main menu
Menu item assist systems
Menu item Audio
Menu item navigation
Menu item telephone
Operation
Stop watch
MAXI DOT see
MAXI DOT display
Maximum
permissible weights
MCB
Mechanical window lifter
open and close
Mechanical window lifters
Media
AUX
see Infotainment
USB

69
37
183
115
113
128
82
82
44
48
45
48
47
46
47
45, 46
48
44
236
138
62
61
99
4
99

Memory
Memory Function for the seat
Mirror
Exterior mirrors
Interior mirror
Make-up
MODE button
see driving mode selection
Modifications
Modifications and technical alterations
Airbags
Service
Spoiler
Multi-function display
operation
Multi-function pocket
Multi collision brake (MCB)
Multifunction display
Functions
Information
Memory
Multifunction steering wheel
Operation
Multimedia
AUX
USB
Multimedia holder
Handling

44
84
80
79
76
157
178
180
179
180
42
107
138
41
42
44
46
99
99
94
99

N
N1
Nameplate
Natural gas operation
Warning light
Navigation
see Infotainment

107
236
37

Net partition
behind the front seats
behind the rarer seats
Removing and refitting the housing
Nets
NGVs
see CNG
Notes for driving with a repaired tyre
Notes on using wheels

109
109
109
110
102
193
219
205

O
OFF ROAD
ABS
EDS
ESC
hill descent assistant
operation
TCS
OFF ROAD mode
warning light
Oil
See Engine oil
Warning messages
Oil pressure
Warning messages
On-board computer
see multifunction display
Operating weight
Operation in winter
Diesel fuel
Vehicle battery
Original accessories
Overview
Engine compartment
Warning lights

138
140
140
140
139
139
140
40
198
38
38
41
237
191
202
179
196
31

Index

255

P
Park assist
Departing from a parallel parking space
147
Information messages
147
Parking
146
Park Assist
144
Automatic brake assist
147
145
Operation
Parking space search
146
Parking
128
Park Assist
144
Parking aid
140
Rear View Camera
143
140
Parking aid
Automatic system activation when moving forward
143
Function
141
Parking assistance
Activation / deactivation
142
Display in the Infotainment display
142
Parking lights
68
Park Pilot
140
Park the vehicle
see Parking
128
Part replacement
178
Passive safety
Before setting off
8
Driving safety
8
Passive Safety
8
Pedals
128
Footmats
128
Petrol
see fuel
190
Phonebox
91
Plastic parts
184
Polishing vehicle paint work
see vehicle care
183
Positioning the
jack
215

256 Index

Power limit
sliding/tilting roof
Power outlet
12 V
Power steering
Warning light
Power windows
Button in the front passenger door
Button in the rear doors
Practical equipment
Reflective vest
Practical features
12-Volt power outlet
Pockets on the backs of the front seats
Seat backrest with long cargo channel
Waste container
Proactive passenger protection
Warning light
ProActive passenger protection
Function
Protective films
Puncture repair kit

65
93
33
61
63
63
211
93
96
88
93
160
35
160
183
217

R
Radiator fan
Radio
see Infotainment
Radio remote control
Auxiliary heating (heating and ventilation)
Raising the vehicle
Rear-view mirror
Exterior mirrors
Fold in passenger mirror
Synchronous adjustment of the rear-view mirror
Rear fog light
Warning light
Rear mirror

196
4
119
215
80
80
80
72
34
79

Rear View Camera


Function keys
Operation
Orientation Lines
Rear view mirror
Interior mirror
Rear window - heater
Refuelling
Fuel
Fuel - natural gas
Remote control
Locking
Replacing the battery
Synchronisation process
Unlocking
Remote control key
Replacing the battery
Removable through-loading bag
Removing the
bar ball, Step 1
bar ball, Step 2
Repairs and technical alterations
Replace
the battery in the auxiliary heating (auxiliary
heating) in the remote control
Replacing
Bulb for the licence plate light
Bulbs
Fuses
Fuses engine compartment
Fuses LHD
Fuses RHD
Low beam bulb
Rear window wiper blade
Vehicle battery
windscreen wiper blades
Replenishing
Coolant
Engine oil
Windscreen washer fluid

143
144
143
144
79
76
189
189
192
54
223
223
54
223
98
170
171
178

223
233
230
226
229
227
227
231
226
203
225
200
198
196

Reversing camera
Lens care
Revolutions counter
Roller blind
Luggage compartment cover
Roof
Load
Roof rack
mounting points
Roof load
Stowing in the luggage compartment
Rubber seals
Running-in
Brake linings
Engine
Tyres

185
29
105
112
110
111
112
111
184
132
132
132

S
SAFE
See Safe securing system
SAFELOCK
See Safe securing system
Safe securing system
Safety
Child safety
Child safety seats
Correct seated position
Head restraints
ISOFIX
TOP TETHER
Saving electrical energy
Saving fuel
Seals
Vehicle care
Seat belt
height adjustment
warning light
Warning light

56
56
56
8
20
20
8
82
23
25
132
132
184
12
32
37

Seat belts
Belt tensioners
fastening and unfastening
Seatbelts
Inertia reels
Seat belts
The physical principle of a head-on collision
Seat features
Seats
Folding front passenger seat
Front armrest
Head restraints
Heating
Memory Function of the electrically adjustable
seat
Rear armrest
Seat backrests
Storing in memory of remote control key
Seats and head restraint
see automatic gearbox
Manual shifting of gears on the multifunction
steering wheel
see Instrument cluster
see Instrument cluster
Select drive mode
Individual mode settings
Mode selection and Infotainment display
Select driving mode
Eco mode
Individual mode
Off-road mode
Sport mode
Selector lever
Refer to Selector lever
Selector lever lock
Warning light
Service
Service interval display
Warning light

11
13
13
13
12
85
86
86
82
85
84
86
87
84
81

130
28
159
159
158
158
158
157
129
37
179
49
40

Setting
Positions of the variable loading floor
108
12
Seat belt height
seats and head restraints
81
Settings
Interior mirror
79
Setting the
Clock
31
Side airbag
17
sliding/tilting roof
Sunblind
66
Sliding/tilting roof
Closing
65
Sliding / tilting roof
66
Malfunction
Malfunction of the sun blind
66
Sliding/tilting roof
Opening and tilting
65
Operation
65
SmartGate
Connection by searching for a Wi-Fi network
51
introductory information
50
Password/PIN code change
52
Setting
52
Wi-Fi Direct
51
SmartLink
see Infotainment
4
209
Snow chains
Sockets
230 V
97
Spare wheel
207, 208
Remove
213
stow
213
Speed symbol
see Wheels
208
Spoiler
180
Stabilisation system
135
Stability Control (ESC)
136
Staring engine
Jump-starting
219
Index

257

START-STOP
124
Jump-starting
219
Manually deactivating/activating the system 126
operation
125
Warning light
39
START-STOP system
124
Starter button
Problems starting the engine
124
Starting the engine
123
Steering column lock locking
122
Steering column lock unlocking
122
Switching off the engine
123
Switching off the ignition
123
Switching on the ignition
123
Starting and stopping the engine at the push of
122
the button
Starting and stopping the engine using the key 120
Starting engine
Jump-starting
219
Starting the engine
Key
121
Starter button
123
START STOP
Information messages
126
Steering column lock locking
Starter button
122
Steering column lock unlocking
122
Starter button
Steering lock locking
Key
120
Steering lock unlocking
Key
120
Steering lock (KESSY system)
Warning light
33
Steering wheel
correct posture
9
setting
9
Stop
see Parking
128

258 Index

Stopping the engine


Key
121
48
Stop watch
Storage
89
Storage compartment
Glasses compartment
95
in the front centre console
91
in the rear centre console
97
on the driver's side
90
on the front passenger side
95
under the front arm rest
95
Storage compartments
89
Storing
84
seats
Storing skis
88
Stowage
compartments in the doors
90
Sunblind
Operation
66
Sun screen
77
sun visors
76
Switching lights on and off
68
Switching off the engine
Starter button
123
Switching off the ignition
Key
121
Starter button
123
Switching on the ignition
121
Key
Starter button
123
Synchronous adjustment of the rear-view mirror
80

T
Tablet holder
Behind the headrests
Taking care of your vehicle
Automatic car wash system
High-pressure cleaner

99
182
182

Washing by hand
Wash system
TCS
Indicator light
Operation
Warning light
Technical data
Telephone
see Infotainment
Through-loading bag
Time
Tiptronic
Tools
TOP TETHER
Towing
Towing device
Accessories
Description
Towing eye
front
Rear
Towing hitch
Operation and maintenance
Towing protection
Towing the vehicle
Traction control (TCS)
Traffic sign recognition
Function
Information messages
Traffic Sign Recognition
Additional display
Traffic signs
see Traffic sign recognition
Trailer
13-pin socket
Attaching and detaching
loading
Safety eyelet
Trailer operation

181
182
33
136
33
236
4
98
31
130
212
25
220
171
167
221
222
186
58
220
136
162
163
164
164
162
172
172
172
173
172
176

Trailer operation
167, 176
138
Trailer stabilization system (TSA)
Transmission
Warning messages
37
Transport
Luggage compartment
100
Roof rack
110
Transporting
89
Transporting children safely
20
TSA
138
Turn signal
69
Turn signal system
Warning light
36
Tyre
208
Explanation of the label
see wheels
208
Tyre load-bearing capacity
see Wheels
208
Tyre pressure
205
Warning light
35
Tyre pressure monitoring
165
Display
35
Infotainment display
166
Saving tyre pressure values
165
Saving tyre pressure values - button
166
Saving tyre pressure values - Infotainment
166
Tyre repair
218
General information
Preparations
218
Pressure test
219
Sealing and inflating the tyre
218
Tyres
205
Damage
207
new
132
Tyre pressure
205
Wear
206
Wear indicator
207
Tyre size
208
see wheels
208

U
Under-body
Vehicle care
Under-body protection
Unlocking
Individual settings
KESSY
Key
Remote control
Unlocking and locking
USB
Used vehicles
Acceptance and recycling
Useful equipment
230-volt socket
Ashtray
Car park ticket holder
Cigarette lighter
Clothes hook
Cup holders
Glasses compartment
Multimedia holder
Removable through-loading bag
Storage compartment
Using the selector lever

186
186
56
55
54
54
53
99
181
97
92
90
92
96
91
95
94
98
89
129

V
Variable loading floor
Dividing the luggage compartment
Folding up
Position change
Vehicle battery
Automatic load deactivation
charging
Checking the battery electrolyte level
Cover
Operation in winter
Replacing

107
109
108
108
204
203
202
202
202
203

Safety instructions
Warning light
Vehicle care
Alcantara
Anodized parts
Artificial leather
Cavity protection
Chrome parts
Cleaning vehicle exterior
Cleaning wheels
Decorative and protective films
Door locking cylinder
Headlight glasses
Interior care
Jack
Maintenance
Materials
Natural leather
Plastic parts
Polishing vehicle paint work
Rubber seals
Safety belt
Seat covers
Under-body protections
washing
Vehicle condition
see Auto-check control
Vehicle data sticker
Vehicle data sticker and nameplate
Vehicle data sticker and nameplate
Vehicle dimensions
Vehicle height
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
Vehicle length
Vehicle tool kit
Vehicle width
vest
holder for reflective vest
VIN
Vehicle Identification Number

201
37
187
184
187
185
184
182
185
183
185
185
186
185
183
187
187
184
183
184
188
188
186
181
40
236
236
240, 241
240, 241
236
240, 241
212
240, 241
211
236
Index

259

Visibility
Visors
see front sun visors
see Sun screen

76
76
77

W
Warning indicator of a low temperature
Warning light
Warning lights
Warning symbols
see Warning lights
Warning triangle
warning when speeding
Washing
Automatic car wash system
by hand
High-pressure cleaner
Washing vehicles
Waste container
Water in the fuel filter
Warning light
warning messages
Weather conditions
Wheel bolts
Anti-theft wheel bolts
Caps
Loosening and tightening
Wheel rims
Wheels
Age of wheels
Changing
Driving style
Full trim
General information
Load index
Low-profile tyres
Remove
Snow chains
Speed symbol
stow

260 Index

39
31
31
211
43
182
181
182
181
93
39
39
178
214
214
215
205
205
213
206
213
205
208
207
213
209
208
213

Tyre damage
Tyre pressure
Tyre size
Tyre storage
Tyre wear
Tyre wear indicator
Wheel balance
Wheel replacement
Winter tyres
Wi-Fi
Connection
Password
Password change
see Infotainment
Setting
Wi-Fi Direct
Connection
Password change
Setting
Window operation
Convenience operation
Malfunctions
Window wiper
Replacing the rear window wiper blade
Windscreen
Heater
Windscreen washer fluid
Checking
Replenishing
Warning light
Winter
Windscreen washers
Windscreen washers
Windscreen washer system
Windscreen wipers
automatic rear window wipers
operation
Replacing the windscreen wipers
Windscreen washer fluid
Windscreen wipers and washers

207
205
208
205
206
207
206
207
209
51
51
52
4
52
51
52
52
64
64
226
76
196
196
39
196
78
196
78
78
225
196
77

Winter operation
De-icing windows
Snow chains
Winter tyres
Winter tyres
See Wheels
Wiper blades
Service position of the windscreen wiper arms
Wiper interval
Wipers
Maintaining wiper blades

209
184
209
209
209
186
225
78
186

X
XDS
Xenon headlight

137
70

Index

261

262 Index

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